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Walgreens accepting donations for Red Nose Day 2023 to end child poverty

The effort's exclusive retail partner wants to ensure a healthy future for all children.

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Whether it's through a donation, or by purchasing a red nose, customers at Walgreens can now help end the cycle of child poverty in celebration of Red Nose Day 2023.

Through May 31, customers can visit Walgreens and Duane Reade locations and show their support by donating in-store or by purchasing a one dollar Red Nose, with all proceeds benefiting Red Nose Day.

The campaign had a record fundraising year in 2022, with Walgreens customers, team members and vendor partners helping to raise more than $38 million for the cause.

Linh Peters, chief marketing officer of Walgreens, noted:

Walgreens is dedicated to bringing more joyful lives through better health and that starts with the youth in the communities we serve being able to access the quality medical, dental and mental health care, nutritious meals, and more, to enable a healthy future.

Red Nose Day

One hundred percent of the donations raised will go to Red Nose Day, Comic Relief US's annual campaign that funds critical programs that keep children safe, healthy, educated and empowered in the U.S. and around the world, offering essential medicines, nutritious meals, housing, education and more.

Since Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015, more than 31 million children and their families have been positively impacted through the more than $324 million raised, $178 million of which were raised with the support of Walgreens customers, members of its team, and proud supplier partners.

“As we begin our ninth year of Red Nose Day fundraising, we’re excited to continue to drive impact in our local communities by focusing on ways to improve the health and wellbeing of all,” added Peters.

2023 beneficiaries

Funds raised during this year's Red Nose Day campaign will benefit grantee partners, including:

  • Children’s Health Fund — Provides access to quality healthcare to children in some of the country’s most under-resourced communities
  • Covenant House — Offers shelter and holistic support services to youth facing homelessness in the United States and Latin America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America — Brings safe places, caring mentors and quality programs designed to empower youth to excel in school and lead healthy, productive lives, as well as Save the Children, City Year, Jumpstart and many others. 

“With the support of Walgreens and the millions of people who support Red Nose Day every year, Comic Relief US has expanded our scope of work to break cycles of intergenerational poverty and increased funding for programs addressing ongoing social inequities. We look forward to raising more funds this year for an even bigger impact in 2023 building healthy lives and futures that all children deserve,” said Alison Moore, CEO of Comic Relief U.S.

Customers can join in celebrating Red Nose Day in 2023 on Thursday, May 25 by wearing a red nose, showing support with a selfie on social media, or hosting an in-person or virtual fundraiser with your friends, loved ones, co-workers, or their local community.

For more information on the impact of the program, click here.

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