(pics) Red Nose Day at Long Hill School

Fairfield-based Save the Children is just one of the charities fighting childhood poverty that will benefit from Red Nose Day on Thursday, May 26. Long Hill School raised nearly $500 on the fun filled day for students.

Red Nose Day is a global movement and live TV special uniting celebrities, comedy and the American public to raise awareness and money for kids who need it the most. The inaugural Red Nose Day was held in the U.S. on May 21, 2015, and raised more than $23 million, benefitting charities that help lift kids out of poverty, including Save the Children.

The iconic red noses – as well as Red Flair merchandise, including red hats, “deely boppers,” bowties, and red noses for cars – are on sale at Walgreens in Fairfield and at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores nationally. The day’s events will culminate in a star-studded TV broadcast, The Red NoseDay Special, live on NBC.

“Americans came together in solidarity around Red Nose Day last year to support Save the Children and other charities fighting childhood poverty, and as a result, 20,000 kids in our programs in Haiti and Bhutan are getting a better education through new lesson plans and teacher training,”Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles said at a recent kickoff event. “It’s a great chance to share a laugh and give further support for our efforts to provide a brighter future to children around the world, and we’re excited to team up with Red Nose Day and Walgreens again this year.”

Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood — every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.