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.