Monday, May 22, 2017

Why Is the Entire Staff of Catholic Charities Wearing a Red Nose?

Every year leading up to Red Nose Day, you’ll see really funny things happen for a really important cause. That's because Red Nose Day has always been about bringing people together. Over the years, some of the biggest celebrities in the world have lent their support in some of the funniest ways we've ever seen.

It's all about entertainment. And it's also all about raising funds for programs that address poverty in our country and overseas, particularly those that help children. This combination of comedy and fundraising for charity has been around since 1985. Comic Relief launched this effort to in the United Kingdom with the goal of creating a just world free from poverty. The entertainment-and-charity effort did not officially become Red Nose Day until 1988. Read the full story.  Red Nose Day came to the United States in 2015  (That's why Kathy Chavez from the former Oxfam Action Corps was wearing a Red Nose onf Facebook two years ago).

Red Nose Day encourages individual and collective efforts to raise funds for effective anti-poverty programs.  Entertainment is all about creativity, and there are many ways to raise funds. Or if you are unable to plan anything (because of a busy schedule), you can simply give a donation through the Red Nose USA site.

NBC will air a special night of programming on Thursday, May 25, to celebrate Red Nose Day. The show will feature Chris Hardwick (as anchor) actress Julia Roberts and TV nature presenter Bear Grylis.

Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally over the last quarter of a century. Some of the recent beneficiaries include Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity:water; Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; Save the Children; and the Global Fund.  This year, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match every dollar raised through Facebook up to $1 Million.

The staff of Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico, Ben Stiller, and the cast of Love Actually invite you to participate  Below are Ben Stiller's pitch and trailer from Red Nose Day Actually, featuring the cast of Love Actually.  Red Nose Day Actually will air on Red Nose Day as part of the NBC Special.

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