Zendaya is among several stars supporting Red Nose Day today (Thursday, May 21), a day set aside to raise money for the nearly 20 percent of American children who live in poverty:
Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day’s events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it’s a show not to be missed!
Money raised during the Red Nose Day campaign goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which then distributes grants to charities that benefit children and young people in the US and some of the poorest communities in the world. This year, we’ve partnered with twelve amazing nonprofit organizations that work towards Red Nose Day’s goal of keeping children safe, educated and healthy! Learn more about the charities here!
Zendaya is not the only celebrity putting her star power behind the campaign. Kim Kardashian, Kenya Moore, Nick Cannon, Chris Pratt, Andy Cohen, Maria Menounos, Anna Kendrick and many more are also supporting the charitable cause. The Red Nose Day telethon will air live on NBC from 8 to 11 p.m tonight.