Red Nose Day 2021

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Red Nose Day 2021

For most of us, the thought of any child going without the very basics in life...food, shelter, education, medical care...is unthinkable. And yet, in our wonderful country that we live in, there are children who live with food insecurity. 

“In 2019, more than 1 in 7 children—10.7 million—were food insecure, meaning they lived in households where not everyone had enough to eat”

 

 

Red Nose Day was established to raise awareness of the existence of childhood poverty. So far, more than $240 million had been raised. 

“More than 1.5 million children enrolled in public schools experienced homelessness during the 2017-2018 school year.”

 

Covid-19 exacerbated the issues that already existed. School Meal Programs were interrupted...at home learning impacted those in underserved areas...and many heads of households lost their jobs. 

 

“Less than half of children born into household and neighborhood poverty are ready for school at age five compared with 78 percent of their wealthier peers.”

 

 

We all know that one day where we wear a red nose and donate won’t solve the problem but if we do nothing, then nothing will be solved. 

 

Whether or not you want to wear a Red Nose or even donate to this, please keep in mind how much we all have been blessed with. 

 

Comments (32)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

Thank you for letting us know about red nose day.  Wishing you a wonderful Thursday!  A

May 27, 2021 07:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, I did not hear moch about it this year and I was at walgreen yesterday for medicine and did not see them for sale.

 

May 27, 2021 08:17 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

You are all sporting the red nose in style. Thank you for always bringing this worthy cause to the forefront each year in Active Rain. 

May 27, 2021 08:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not have a red nose but I do know that over 100,000 of the residents of our home county have benefited from the free groceries distribution programs that are still active. It appears that one in ten of our residents need help and that estimate may be low because many do not have the ability to take advantage of available programs.

May 27, 2021 10:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I was in Walgreens the other day and thought that the red noses were on sale once again. It is kind of a fun promotion Kathy Streib 

May 27, 2021 11:20 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - This is a fun way to remind us all to help those children in need!  I am reminded every day of the harm that closed schools do to our children.  Many need those school lunch programs.  Thank you for the reminder.

May 27, 2021 12:48 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy in this great country of ours there is no good reason for a child not having enough food, yet it exists.  Hopefully one day this will no longer be an issue.

May 27, 2021 03:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- glad I was able to remind you. I can't breathe with that nose on!!!!!  

Wayne Martin we are on the same page!!!  It is unthinkable that our children, in this land of plenty, may go without healthy nutrition and good medical care!

Norma J. Elkins Thank you for participating. And yes 1 in 7 is unthinkable. 

May 27, 2021 05:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carol Williams my nose is so small that I can barely get the nose on!! LOL

Dorie Dillard Austin TX   The stats are hard to take especially when we look at the children in our own lives and what they have. 

Michael Jacobs I remember when the pandemic began, my niece who is a teacher said her school was trying to get the word out that the Meal Program in her district was providing drive-by pick up for meals. 

 

May 27, 2021 05:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

faye schubert you're correct!!!  I'm so glad that schools have meal programs for children. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog I've had several over the years but I'm down to just one nose now. 

May 27, 2021 06:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England Your community charity that you highlight each week is a good start. 

Grant Schneider it's hard to think of any child in this country not having the basics. 

Jeffrey Richman you will not get any arguments from me on that. taking care of our own is taking care of our future. 

May 27, 2021 06:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rocky Dickerson heading to see if I can find it. Thank you. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I wish I could find all of my Noses I've purchased over the years. 

 

May 27, 2021 06:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm I meant to go into Walgreens today but ran out of time. I think last year's closures hurt a lot of organizations. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I almost missed it this year!  There used to be a larger promotion for the cause. 

May 27, 2021 06:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley that number is unthinkable. And yes, I agree, I'll bet that the number is higher because of the many who do not understand how to seek help, or that there is help for them. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS it's a catchy way to get our attention!!!

 

May 27, 2021 06:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® you are right. These children need the meal programs and they need to be in school learning because many lack the at-home technology and support to help them learn virtually. 

George Souto we have the resources and yet children are going hungry. Unthinkable. 

 

May 27, 2021 06:18 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I learned something today about the red noses.  My first thought when I saw it was the movie Patch Adams with Robin Williams as he was curing the sick kids and wearing a red nose

May 27, 2021 07:05 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I find it so amazing that in this year, 2021, we have so many children that go to bed hungry, uneducated and in need of so much.  We've got to do better!

May 27, 2021 07:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

May 27, 2021 07:50 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

We should always try to keep up with all the charitable opportunities in our lives even though  it might be hard. :

May 27, 2021 11:07 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

In this Republic it is hard to imagine that anyone would go hungry, but hunger is out there, pity 

May 28, 2021 12:47 AM