As a rescue cat, Jazmine knows how blessed she is to have a full belly every day. A warm bed to sleep in. A roof over her head and lots of toys to play with. If she’s sick, she can get medication, and she’ll never have to worry about someone taking care of her. But there are lots of children in this world that aren’t nearly as lucky and they need your help. That’s what Red Nose Day is all about – a global effort to help raise money, spread awareness, and yes, even laugh and have fun while doing it.
Or as the #RedNoseDay people say it, it’s time to get seriously silly about creating some change. Honestly, anyone can help – if you work in an office, for example, a single dollar donated by every employee could go a long way. It’s true – $1 provides a meal for a child living in a shelter, $5 provides antibiotics to treat a child with pneumonia or medical supplies for a doctor’s visit on a mobile clinic. $4 will provide an anti-malarial net to protect a mother and her baby, and $15 could keep a child safe, sheltered and off the street for a week.
Get creative and have fun with the fundraising – stop by the Red Nose site for all kinds of ideas and ways you can help make a difference. Jazmine and I are going to donate and we hope you will too!