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Every dollar you donate today will go twice as far to provide nutritious meals and a safe place to call home.

Donations will be matched up to $250k, until 11:59 p.m. PST, November 29, 2022.

Red Nose Day is working to end child poverty.

Your donations ensure that kids have access to health services, nutritious food, quality education, and safe spaces to live, learn, work, play and so much more. You can help make sure their new year starts with brighter possibilities.

No more
missed meals
  • New kinds of food banks
  • Bringing fresh, healthy food to families
  • Training the next generation of farmers

Help fund mobile farmer’s markets, bridging the gap between the farm and the city for families, along with other projects that help families access healthy food.

A safe place
to call home
  • Shelter for children affected by violence, war, and natural disasters
  • Protections for migrant girls
  • Education and support for foster parents

Help fund programs that give kids safe, supervised spaces for afterschool and summer play, keeping them off violent streets, along with programs that offer food, clothing, shelter, and medical care for homeless young people

Education that helps
kids get ahead
  • STEAM education for young children
  • Support for aspiring teachers
  • Classes that help parents support young students

Help fund a corps of college students to work in preschools in low-income communities, along with other projects that help make every child’s education complete.

Poverty doubled in 2023

Kids are counting on us right now. Around the world, natural disasters and conflict are displacing millions of children. And here in the U.S. four million kids are experiencing homelessness. On any given day, 13 million children in the US worry about getting enough to eat. That’s 1 in 5 kids who can’t rely on having breakfast before they head off to school. And speaking of school, education is critical in helping children and young people break the cycle of poverty, but the quality of programs attended by most low-income children isn’t adequate to provide the learning and development support kids and young people need in order to achieve economic mobility.


In every corner of the world, children experience homelessness because of circumstances far beyond their control. As climate events become more destructive, violence is more widespread, and income inequality rises, families in tenuous housing face more significant challenges to remaining in their homes. And some young people have no choice but to extract themselves from unsafe living conditions to escape violence, hate, or abuse from guardians.

The factors that force young people from their homes are both unpredictable and increasing – violence, financial hardship, persecution, natural disasters, climate events, and lack of affordable housing.

We work with community partners to make sure kids – no matter where they currently call home – get the care and stability they need in times of upheaval. Learn more.

Food Insecurity

On any given day, 13 million children in the US worry about getting enough to eat. That’s 1 in 5 kids who can’t rely on having breakfast before they head off to school or look forward to dinner when they are finished with their day. 

The negative effects of malnutrition and chronic food insecurity can be devastating. Children's brains and bodies can't fully develop without proper nutrition. And hunger can prevent kids from learning in school. Quite simply, children need adequate food and nutrition in order to grow and thrive.

We make sure kids have access to healthy food when they need it and address the root causes of food insecurity.  Learn more.


The first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial for brain development. Early childhood education — which some researchers call a gift that lasts a lifetime — can provide children with the developmental and learning skills they need to advance through each grade level. Children from low-income backgrounds who had access to 24 months or more of high-quality early childhood education before they turned six were more likely to graduate from college and had higher salaries at age 26. 

Early childhood education programs also have long-term health benefits, and one study even found that high-quality early childhood education improved parenting practices for the next generation.

Unfortunately, the quality of daycare and preschool programs attended by most low-income children isn’t adequate to provide the learning and development support kids need, compounding socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic inequalities. 

We aim to make quality early education available to students everywhere, enabling them to learn to the best of their abilities. Learn more.

Other ways to get involved

Tune in

Don’t miss NBC’s annual ‘Christmas In Rockefeller Center’ tree-lighting special on November 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. We can’t give away any secrets, but we bet you’ll see some faces (and Noses) you recognize. 

Give back as you shop

Set Red Nose Day as your favorite charity through your PayPal account, and you can easily add on a donation every time you make a purchase using PayPal at checkout. They also make it simple to create your own fundraiser or make a direct donation to our campaign if you already have any funds in your PayPal wallet.

Game on

Our friends from the award-winning Critical Role team have once again created a very special Red Nose Day episode. This year’s campaign features the incredibly talented comedians and actors Sam Richardson and Tony Hale! Tune in for the Giving Tuesday special on Tuesday, November 28, on YouTube and Twitch at 5 p.m. Pacific.

Sign up

You can make a lasting impact by becoming a monthly supporter of Red Nose Day. Feeling generous? We think an annual donation in a loved one’s name is the perfect gift for the compassionate people on your list.

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