In celebration of Red Nose Day, a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., Hannum Students were donated over 430 red noses to bring awareness to ending childhood poverty.
The noses were donated by Kindergarten parent, who is also a manager of a local Walgreens. He had the idea to give the noses that customers didn’t take when they donated to the cause and give them to Hannum students.
“I was nervous about having the red noses at the school so close to the end of the year, I didn’t want everyone going crazy, but this is such a good cause and really something that affects even students here at Hannum. So while it is a silly, fun thing I wanted them to know the real reason behind it and the nose is a reminder of that,” said Anne Marie McGovern, Principal at Hannum.
Red Nose Day launched in the US in 2015, dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 34 countries internationally.
Globally, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the UK in 1988.