Hi, ladies & gents! So, this post is a little different from our normal content. Although yes, it's still gonna be bright and colorful, this isn't a post about our outfits, a cake we made, or a new brunch place we found. While we LOVE posting about all that fun stuff, we also want to make sure we use this platform to talk about real issues in the world, to continue spreading positivity and change throughout our city (and everywhere else that people might be reading this)! :)
We're sure a lot of you have heard about Red Nose Day, but we'll share a few little tidbits for those who haven't! The Comic Relief program launched in the UK in 1985, with the goal of using comedy to raise money to help those in need. The very first Red Nose Day was held a few years later, and has since become a global movement that has raised over $1 billion to help put an end to child poverty! How amazing is that?! (To read more on the story of RND and/or make a donation, click here!)
We were thrilled and honored to team up with Walgreens for its third consecutive year of being the exclusive retail partner for Red Nose Day in the U.S.!
Growing up, both of our families taught us the importance of giving back to charities such as this, no matter how much or how little money we had. In California alone, 21.2% of children live in poverty. They don't get 3 meals a day, they don't all have the privilege of attending school, and they may not even have clean water. It's easy to get caught up in your head about the little things in life, but the bigger picture is that, no matter what, even if it's just $1 to buy a Red Nose. It. Helps. <3
Walgreens has made it easy and fun to get involved with this charity. All you have to do is drive to your local Walgreens, and pick up a Red Nose (or two!) next to the register. Each nose is only a dollar, and for every nose sold between April 17th and June 3rd, Walgreens will donate 50 cents to the Comic Relief Inc.'s Red Nose Day Fund! Literally so easy! This helps lift children in the U.S. and internationally out of poverty! AND you can take a cute selfie with your nose on. :)
For more information about the Red Nose Day Fund, visit www.walgreens.com/rednoseday. No portion of purchase is tax deductible.
Walgreens invites y'all to put your “Noses On” with us, and post on social media with weekly #RedNose challenges. Starting April 17th, you can share photos wearing red noses, using #RedNose, #Walgreens on Twitter or Instagram.
We totally realize this is a heavy topic, but getting involved doesn't have to be a difficult process. Whether you can give only a dollar, or more, your generosity does not go unseen. This event is making a difference. You are making a difference.
Join us on May 25th by sharing your cute Red Nose Day photos using #RedNose & #Walgreens! We'll keep our eyes peeled for ya! ;)
Do it for the love,
Jen & Cort
This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all ours.