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Grass Valley school kids raise awareness to end child poverty

The Union staff
A student at Grass Valley's Bell Hill Academy shows her support for ending child poverty by sporting a red nose.
Photo courtesy Bell Hill Academy

On May 24, the students at Bell Hill Academy put on red clown noses — but they weren’t just goofing around. They were doing their part to end child poverty, one nose at a time.

Red Nose Day, a fund-raising campaign run by the nonprofit organization Comic Relief Inc., helps raise awareness for child hunger in the U.S. and the world.

“We are a Global Studies school and we felt it would be a good focus for our students,” said Learning Center Aide Elizabeth Collins. “We had lessons centered around awareness of the plight of many children world-wide.

“Each child received a red nose that is a fun symbol to raise awareness for the serious situation. We learned about it through the Scholastic Book Club and wanted to show our support.”

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Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 and has raised over $1 billion since its launch in Great Britain in 1988.

Money raised supports programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy and educated. Beneficiaries include charity organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity:water; Children’s Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; UnidosUS; Save the Children; and the Global Fund.


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