Are you familiar with Red Nose Day?
The first Red Nose Day was held in the United States on May 21, 2015. I remember it well, because I wrote this leadership tip about it.
The ongoing Red Nose Day campaign is dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty. Every May 21st, millions of Americans come together, wear a red nose, and do their part to help end child poverty. You can learn more here.
Thanks to generous donations, the campaign has raised $200 million over five years. The funds have helped nearly 25 million children in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and around the world.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, the need for understanding and kindness is at an all-time high. The economic hardship for children living in poverty have increased significantly. They need food, medicine, shelter, and hope. And we can help-because that is what leaders do.
Make May 21st a special day for someone.
This week on The Leadership and Learning Podcast, we published episode #48 with David Chapin. This fourth-generation co-owner and president of Willmar Electric Services shared his company’s passion for “people making a difference for people.” (You can listen to it on almost any podcast platform or visit our website here.)
In the spirit of “people making a difference for people,” I urge you to make today special for someone. Giving your attention and your dollars can be uplifting for everyone involved. Mark today-Red Nose Day-as a great day to contribute to a good cause. Please donate if you can – we did.
You can even wear a Red Nose all day!