Clowning Around for a Cause: Loop Businesses Celebrate Red Nose Day
The Loop is clowning around for the third annual Red Nose Day on May 25th!
A British tradition started in 1985 by writer and director Richard Curtis, Red Nose Day was brought to the United States in 2015 with the mission to end childhood poverty. From now until June 3, stop by your local Walgreens and help a child in need by purchasing a Red Nose for $1. Your donations will help fund meals, shelter and life saving medical services and vaccines for children in all 50 states and some of the poorest communities throughout the world.
Walgreens, the official merchandiser of Red Nose Day, has sold over 7 million noses and has helped raise over $1 billion globally to date. Last year alone, over 2,659,642 children received much needed resources. However, the organization’s work is far from over. Millions of children throughout the world are still living in poverty.
The Walgreens State Street team, has made it there mission to engage the community and raise funds for kids in need. Through local partnerships they have been able to increase awareness and funds by engaging Chicago Loop Alliance members. From the Joffrey Ballet to Italian Village, the community is using their funny bone for a good cause.
"Our entire team has gone all out this year to engage the entire community. Our goal here at State and Randolph is to help save as many children as we can and have a little fun doing it," said Maddy Rodriguez, Store Manager for Walgreens at 151 North State Street.
To donate to Red Nose Day visit your local Walgreens or visit www.rednoseday.org.
Is your Loop business participating in Red Nose Day? What are you waiting for? Start clowning around with your very own Red Nose. Share a photo with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on our blog and social media.
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