Everyone nose what today is…it’s Red Nose Day 2017, and the never ending fight against child poverty.
Money raised from the campaign goes to ensure kids are safe, healthy, educated, and empowered across the 50 States as well as poor communities in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Meals for kids, vaccines, summer school and after-school programs, clean water, education and a place to sleep are all goals of the Red Nose Program.
It’s so easy to support it too. Go to your local Walgreens/Duane Reade and buy a nose for $1.
You can also head to rednoseday.org to donate and find out more about their cause, and for every dollar donated today via Facebook, it’ll be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (up to a million dollars).
Meanwhile, tonight at 10PM on NBC there will be a comedy and music special fund-raiser, to help promote the cause. Chris Hardwick will host.
Today is the 7th Annual Bell Let’s Talk day.
The Canadian telecommunications company, Bell, has made this day a yearly focus on Mental Health issues, nd encouraging everyone to talk about it.
Last year I posted on it, simply describing the cause, and this year it has taken on a new meaning after losing a friend to mental health issues in June of 2016.
It’s already trending early this morning on Twitter, and for every tweet that uses the hashtag #BellLetsTalk the company will give 5¢ to mental health initiatives. The same goes true if you use their designated Snapchat filter.
As of this posting, there have been over 6 million interactions, which can all be tracked here.
Please make sure to help spread the word on mental illness, and keep an eye on those around you who might be suffering.
If you want to donate to the cause, I would recommend NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), who are the nation’s largest grassroots mental health advocacy organization.
For the third straight year I will be celebrating Giving Tuesday today. Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have been all about getting the best deals on all your products, and now today you turn those savings into money for those that need it more than we do.
Shot@Life, a United Nations Foundation who provides vaccines around the world, will be doubling donations all day. The same doubling of your donation is available at the American Diabetes Association and Operation Warm (coats for the needy).
Speaking of Operation Warm, from today thru Friday Hollister will be giving $1 to them for each Snapchat Hollister+OW Geofilter used, so get snapping!
Meanwhile, you can support the Snow Leopards and all donations will be doubled there as well.
As for me, I will be supporting today, like I do every day, the Brooklyn College Tanger Hillel.
Regardless who you support, get out there and give back today!
The Blue Card is an organization that assists over 2,400 Holocaust survivors annually, and tonight is their 5th Annual Ping Pong Social.
You can go HERE to buy tickets and find out all the info.
The event is at the Prince George Ballroom (15 East 27th St, NY NY 10016) from 6:30-9:30PM.
It’ll include an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, Unlimited Ping Pong and an auction/raffle.
Tickets at the door are $75 (cheaper if you buy online today).
They are a great organization, with a great cause, and tonight’s event promises to be a good one.
The proceeds from tonight will be going to The Emergency Response Program, which helps survivors with installation/service/maintenance of Emergency help units, such as “Help I’ve Fallen” buttons.
Today is Red Nose Day, which is geared towards raising awareness for children in need, poverty alleviation and world wide charities.
Money raised from Red Nose Day goes towards Comic Relief, just like it does in the UK, where Red Nose Day has been around for 25+ years.
NBC hosts a star-studded telethon tonight, hosted by Craig Ferguson and sponsored by Walgreens.
I personally bought my nose from Walgreens (for $1), and part of those proceeds from noses are given to the cause as well.
So put your red nose on, and head to their website to donate!
Today is the 6th Annual Bell Let’s Talk day.
The day is a Canadian based campaign focused on talking about mental health issues and encouraging everyone to talk their stories out.
Bell Media runs this program, and for every Tweet with the #BellLetsTalk attached to it will raise $0.05 for charity (towards mental health awareness), and similarly, every share of this Facebook post will raise the same.
As of 7AM Eastern Time this post already had over 25K shares.
The networks of Bell Media, which include TSN and CTV News, will feature lots of programming today, all focused on the topic.
Once again we’ve spent a weekend indulging and over spending. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and lastly Cyber Monday.
But now it is time to take all those savings and give back to those who are worse off than you are. And no matter how bad you think things are, there is always someone worse off.
GivingTuesday.org is the site geared towards getting the word out there, and lots of organizations are doing their own things to encourage you to donate.
Among them once again is Shot@Life, with Bloom & Grace triple matching donations all day. LINK
So take out of your charity funds today and make a difference! <And everyday…but that’s another story>