Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer would have felt right at home in North Bergen Township Hall on Thursday, May 24, as employees showed their support for Red Nose Day, a national initiative to raise money and awareness for children who need help the most.
Red Nose Day is about making it fun to come together and raise money to end child poverty – one nose at a time. Participants purchase and wear red noses, with all the proceeds going to support programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy, and educated. Half the money distributed is spent in America across all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The other half is spent in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Red Nose Day grants aim to address the immediate needs of children living in poverty, and to foster long-term change – to break the cycle of poverty and provide hope for a better future. In three years the initiative has helped raise over 100 million dollars and helped more than eight million children living in poverty.