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Why I Love My Red Nose

You may see me wearing a red nose in the next few days.  I’m wearing it proudly to support a cause called Red Nose Day which is on Thursday, May 25.

Red Nose Day is about ending child poverty here in the U.S. and around the world, “one nose at a time.”

My family and I have been tremendously blessed.  A day doesn’t go by when I’m not thankful for all we have, but we also pray and do our best for those in need, especially children.  

We’ve learned that:

  • 1 out of 5 children in the U.S. live in poverty.
  • Every Year, More Than 2 Million Kids in America Will Face a Period of Homelessness.
  • 57% of homeless kids spend at least one day every month without food.

These are heartbreaking numbers!  Homeless children and youth in our streets are also in constant danger of human traffickers – something I know so many of our churches and organizations fight against.  

Hopefully, you too can join me for Red Nose Day!  There are so many easy ways you too can be a part of this including:

  • Wear your own Red Nose and post on your social channels to raise awareness.  Red Noses are available at all Walgreens locations.  Don’t forget to hashtag #rednoseday
  • Watch A Special Night of TV:  On May 25, NBC will be celebrating Red Nose Day with a three-hour primetime program block that will both entertain viewers and give them an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids in need.
  • Visit the Red Nose Day website:  https://rednoseday.org/ for additional fun ideas and info.

Some of the charities that will benefit include:  Save The Children, Feeding American, Boys and Girls Club and these two Christian-based charities – Covenant House and charity: water.  All of these organizations work tireless to make a difference here at home in the U.S. and around the world.

Whenever, I pray with gratitude, I also think of this passage below:

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).

I believe that we can all raise awareness, support Red Nose Day, and end child poverty – one nose at a time.

Check out the video below of Ed Sheeran helping raise awareness of Red Nose Day:

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Emily Rose Massey

Emily Rose began writing short stories and poetry as a little girl, entered the blogging world in her early 20's, and published her first book, Yielded in His Hands (eLectio Publishing, 2015) all before the age of 30. After tirelessly trying to pursue a career as an actress, God intervened, changed her heart, and redirected her steps back to her passion for writing. She now enjoys freelance writing while being a stay-at-home momma. She and her husband have served in many areas of ministry leadership over the years, including, music ministry, prayer ministry, drama ministry, children's ministry, and student ministry. Believing she has been forgiven of much, Emily loves much, and desires to point others to Jesus and His redemptive and transforming power! "I am a vessel for God to flow through to reach others for His Kingdom and His glory!"

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