12 Red Noses for 12 Amazing Charities

Since sharing about my involvement in the Red Nose Day initiative, it’s been so incredibly fun to see the #RedNose popping up everywhere, whether it’s at one of the many Walgreens stores near us, online in my social media stream, or on TV (holy moly, Laurel and Violet FREAKED OUT when Carson Daly and Blake Shelton wore their red noses on The Voice the other week!).

Last week while I was out running errands, I stopped at the Walgreens in Porter Square; this is a newer location and it was on my mind because my friend Jessica recently raved about the second floor cosmetics emporium. The second floor is, indeed, amazing and after ogling beauty products, I headed back downstairs. I like symbolism and wanted to buy a dozen red noses -- in honor of the 12 benefiting Red Nose Day charities -- to give out to our gaggle of neighborhood kids. (I also bought some other red things, because, well, I always need mints and Sharpies!)

In the many conversations I’ve had about Red Nose Day since becoming part of this campaign, not surprisingly, my favorite thing has been talking with people about impact. I am a carrot chaser; I love results! And I especially gravitate towards opportunities where our small actions can have tangible impact. As I shared in my last post, it blows my mind that that a $1 purchase can result in everything from school supplies to vaccines to meals (10 of them! for $1!). The 12 charity partners that will benefit from Red Nose Day include local organizations my kids have benefited from (Boys & Girls Clubs of America), US + international organizations I have supported through media or direct donation (charity:water, Feeding America, Gavi, The Global Fund, Oxfam America, Save the Children, United Way), and organizations that I can’t believe I already didn’t know about or are newer to me (Children’s Health Fund, LIFT, National Council of La Raza, National Urban League). So, so great.

So whether or not your local Walgreens has an expansive cosmetics emporium, please help out and purchase a red nose and watch the live show on May 21 (the lineup is CRAZY AMAZING!). And don’t forget to share your red nose photos using the hashtags #Walgreens #RedNose #promo for a chance to win a trip to New York City to attend the May 21 live event!

And if you missed it last go around, this video offers a quick introduction to our media team and why we're passionate about Red Nose Day. Enjoy!

Disclosure: This post reflects a compensated editorial partnership sponsored by Red Nose Day at Walgreens. All opinions are, of course, my own!