If you scanned the titles of our blog articles for a couple of minutes, you’d probably find that two of the things we like to do most here at AK have a good time and give back in some form or another. Events that somehow combine these two elements? Well, those are pretty much no-brainers. Let’s do it! Speaking of fun and charity, on Thursday, May 21st, we’ll be participating in the inaugural American version of Red Nose Day, an epic production that will fuse entertainment and fundraising to help improve the lives of impoverished children around the world. Here at AK, we’ll be sporting our red noses, which are available at your local Walgreens, to help raise awareness for the cause and encourage others to come aboard with us.
Comic Relief UK, the organization that founded Red Nose Day, launched the inaugural Red Nose Day event in the UK in 1988. In those 27 years, the organization has raised over $1.5 billion to support domestic and global poverty relief efforts. Now it’s time for those of us in the U.S. to get involved with the first-ever American Red Nose Day.
The event will consist of a three-hour-long television program that will be aired by NBC and will feature some of the most famous names in American television and entertainment. The T.V. event will be aired in hopes that, while being entertained by film stars, comedians, and musicians, viewers will be encouraged to donate to the campaign, which allocates funds raised towards charities such as Feeding America, United Way, Charity: Water, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and several more. However, while the day is centered around the T.V. event, the campaign is already underway, and organizations and individuals across the nation are getting creative in their fundraising efforts.
One of the best things about Red Nose Day is its simplicity. The red nose functions as a symbol of fun, laughter, and entertainment, which are used to bring people together to help fight poverty. By simply buying a red nose and wearing it for a day, you’re contributing to the campaign in a meaningful way by means of both financial support and raising awareness for the campaign and its goals. There is an infinite number of ways business and individuals alike can help raise awareness and funds, but in case you’re stumped, the official website has a page to help get the idea ball rolling at Red Nose Day. At AK Material Handling Systems, we plan on rocking our red noses all day long (as long as our noses don’t get sore) and getting in the spirit of fun and goodwill — who’s joining us?
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