This is part of a sponsored post series written as a member of #RedNose Day #RedNoseClub.
I always tell my kids that doing good things that benefit others doesn’t have to be hard. Nor does it take a lot of money or effort to make a huge difference in the lives of others. Sure, I’ve been a part of some pretty big efforts that have helped artists in Haiti over the past four years and Emily has raised a substantial amount of money benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through her ribbon barrette sales but last week it was the sale of a $1 #RedNose in honor of Red Nose Day that reminded me that small individual efforts can make a big difference.
Celebrated in the United Kingdom for more than 25 years, red noses are the symbol of Red Nose Day, a highly successful fundraising venture that benefits children and young people in poverty. Organized by Comic Relief, Red Nose Day has been celebrated in Britain for more than 25 years and encourages people to don red noses and have a good laugh for a good cause.
This year Red Nose Day is coming to America for the very first time! As a member of the Red Nose Club, a 10 woman media team supporting the first ever Red Nose Day here in the United States, I was at the flagship Walgreens in Chicago to witness the very first purchase of a red nose.
About Red Nose Day
If you happened to go to your local Walgreens or Duane Reade recently, you probably noticed boxes of red noses at each register.
Boxes of red noses at Walgreens registera around the country make it easy for customers to add one to their purchase for only $1. Proceeds go to the Red Nose Day Fund benefitting charity partners like Boys & Girls Clubs of America, charity: water, Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, The Global Fund, LIFT, National Council of La Raza, National Urban League, Oxfam America, Save the Children, and the United Way.
Called a fun-raiser, Walgreens makes getting involved in this fun-fueled campaign easy. To help raise funds to benefit children and young people in poverty and champion their right to be happy and healthy, red noses will be in stores until May 21.
When you buy your red nose at your local Walgreens, pick up some extras for your family, friends, and colleagues and have some fun with it! Walgreens invites customers to enjoy a laugh by sharing #RedNose photos on social media for a great cause. Some stores will have selfie stations complete with props and backdrops making for fun photos!
Tag your photos #RedNose and #Walgreens on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win the #RedNose Sweepstakes!
Enter for a chance to win a trip to two to attend the celebrity studded Red Nose Day live televised comedy gala in New York City on May 21. To enter, just do these 2 easy things:
- Snap a photo of yourself weaing your Red nose
- Tag it with #RedNose, #Walgreens, and #Promo and share it on Twitter or Instagram
While not required for the sweepstakes, if you tag me @TechSavvyMama, I’ll bestow some love on your photo by sharing it!
Celebrate Red Nose Day on May 21
With red noses in hand and the feeling of doing something great for others through this fun and easy way of giving back, join me in celebrating by watching the star studded event on NBC from 8-11 pm on May 21 that is designed to raise more money. Because just with a little bit of money from each of us, we can make a huge difference for kids in America and around the world
I am a compensated member of the #RedNose Day #RedNoseClub and my trip expenses to Chicago were paid for as part of my involvement in this program. Some images courtesy of #RedNose Sweepstakes contest rules can be found here: Walgreens.com/rednosesweeps