Roxana High School and Junior High students pose for a photo wearing red noses for Red Nose Day on May 6. The program is a fundraiser to fight child poverty in the United States and abroad.
ROXANA — Roxana High School and Junior High held a Red Nose Day on May 6.
Students purchased and wore red noses to raise awareness and money to fight child poverty in the United States and abroad. This was the first year that the district participated in Red Nose Day but planners hope to make it an annual event. Nearly $500 was raised.
“Thank you again for such an outstanding event,” Wood River Walgreens store manager Diana Daughtery said. “Your entire school blew me away with your generosity and creativity.”
Red Nose Day was founded 30 years ago by Comic Relief in the United Kingdom and has raised more than $1 billion for charity since its inception. Last year’s inaugural Red Nose Day in the United States was a huge success. Together with NBC, more than $23 million was raised to help fight child poverty. Walgreens raised more than $8.7 million through the sale of red noses, vendor donations and cash donations.
Red Nose Day 2016 will benefit domestic and international charities Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Charity: Water, Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Gavi, The Global Fund, National Urban League, NCLR, Exfam and Save the Children.
Walgreens is the exclusive Red Nose Day retailer.