Those were stickers that teachers bought their students to show support for Red Nose Day, a fun-filled campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty. “The benefits help children receive a better education and living conditions,” said Ms. Powell, a third-grade teacher at the Southwest Campus.
One way some teachers helped out was to buy a Red Nose at Walgreens for $1, half of which was dedicated to the Red Nose Day fund. In addition, Red Nose Day organizers have teamed up with NBC for a three-hour entertainment TV special featuring superstar actors, comedians and musicians. The event airs at 7 p.m. today Houston time.
Thirty years ago, screenwriter-director Richard Curtis suspected two things: People like to laugh and they like to do good. Red Nose Day has annually proved him right in the United Kingdom, where more than $1 billion has been raised to fight childhood poverty, according to a report by The Associated Press.
The hope is that Red Nose Day will become an annual event for the network and for U.S. viewers, just as it has long been a tradition for the BBC and Brits.