Garcelle Beauvais never forgets to give back to charity. The actress and her sons, Jaid and Jax, joined other celebrities in spreading awareness about child hunger via the annual Red Nose Day event.
“@rednosedayusa Raising money for kids in need,” Garcelle told her social media followers. “Thank you for helping,” one of the celebrity mom’s followers said. “Has it already been a year” another fan asked.
It does seem as if it were just yesterday that we were commemorating Red Nose Day 2017, doesn’t it? It’s hard to believe that a campaign launched just three years ago has helped so many children in need. Since it’s inception in 2015, Red Nose Day has contributed to various food programs in all 50 states in America as well as in Puerto Rico. The charity event has also funded initiatives in upwards of 34 countries, which were geared towards ending world hunger.
It is sad that in a country such as the United States, where paying upwards of $30,000 for a basic sedan, there are one in six individuals facing the reality of hunger. What’s even more daunting is the fact that households with children are at greater risk of food insecurity than those families without kids.
Red Nose Day was launched to spread awareness about hunger in the United States and throughout the world. The charity initiative has gotten a big boost from NBC, which airs a fundraising special on its network in honor of Red Nose Day, every year.
“We continue to be inspired by the generosity of Americans, celebrities and corporate partners who have rallied behind this amazing cause for three years and have helped to raise more than $100 million for kids in need at home and abroad,” Paul Telegdy President, Alternative and Reality Group of NBC Entertainment, said ahead of this past Thursday’s television event. “We look forward to creating another great night of programming to keep the momentum going and make a difference in the lives of children who need it the most.”
Red Nose Day Co-Founder Richard Curtis also commented on the public’s generosity regarding Red Nose Day. “It’s amazing to see the legendary generosity of Americans in action,” he said. “From East Coast to West – from classrooms to meeting rooms – the way Red Nose Day has been taken up is a real sign that compassion is always a huge part of American DNA. It’s an honor to be part of it.”
You can learn more about Red Nose Day here!