As long as there are children living in poverty and facing inequity, every day is Red Nose Day

Child poverty has long been a crisis, but right now it is nothing short of an emergency. A gift of any size can protect children facing poverty from the ripple effects of COVID-19.

We need your support to help give children living in the most vulnerable communities across the U.S. and around the world a chance at a better life and a brighter future.

As long as there are children living in poverty and facing inequity, every day is Red Nose Day

Even when the unpredictable happens, like the crisis of COVID-19, your ongoing support helps give children living in the most vulnerable communities across the U.S. and around the world a chance at a better life and a brighter future.

A monthly gift goes even further, because giving a little each month adds up to big change.

When you give monthly, you’ll also become a member of The Sandbox, Red Nose Day’s community of monthly givers.

Complete your gift to make a difference.

What is Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day is a campaign to end child poverty, one nose at a time. Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises money and awareness to ensure children who need our help the most are safe, healthy and educated in America and around the world.

Red Nose Day 2020 was on Thursday, May 21, 2020. On that day, millions of Americans, celebrities and businesses came together to fundraise, donate, and tune in for a special night of programming on NBC.

In its first six years, Red Nose Day has raised over $230 million and positively impacted the lives of over 25 million children.

Who is the organization behind Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day in the United States is a program of Comic Relief US, a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Comic Relief US harnesses the power of entertainment to drive positive change to help those who need it most in America and around the world. Campaigns include Red Nose Day, Idol Gives Back, and Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief. You can find out more at ComicRelief.org.

When is Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day returns to America on Thursday May 27, 2021.

Are you going to sell Red Noses in 2021?

To help people adhere to evolving health recommendations and keep our communities safe, in 2021 the Digital Red Nose will once again replace the physical Red Nose traditionally sold in Walgreens stores before the global pandemic. The Digital Red Nose is unlocked with a donation at RedNoseDay.org

How can I get a digital Red Nose?

Just donate here and you'll get access to unlock your Digital Red Nose! A gift of any size can make a life-changing difference for children living in poverty and also gets you access to this year's exclusive digital Red Nose filter on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Can I make a donation to unlock Digital Red Noses for a group of people, like my workplace?

You or your employer can make a gift on behalf of your organization to unlock Digital Red Noses for your entire team.by visiting RedNoseDay.org/Donate/Bulk-Digital-Nose. We suggest making a donation equivalent to $1 per person you’ll be giving Digital Red Noses. After completing your gift, check your inbox for an email with the subject line "Noses On!" for details on how to share the Digital Red Noses in bulk. If you have any issues, please reach out to our Donor Services Team.

Where does the money go?

Money raised through Red Nose Day provides grants to support programs that ensure children who are living in poverty are safe, healthy and educated. Half of the money supports programs in America across all 50 states and Puerto Rico; the other half supports programs internationally in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

We work with a range of Grantee Partners who deliver these programs on the ground. You can find out more about the amazing programs we support at RedNoseDay.org/impact.

I would like to donate. How can I send in my contribution?

Online: Donating online at RedNoseDay.org/Donate is the best way to support our work. The process is simple and secure - and best of all, your gift will reach us right away.

You can make a one-time or monthly gift using any major credit card, PayPal, ApplePay or through your bank account (ACH/Wire).

By Mail: Please send checks or money orders made payable to "Comic Relief US - Red Nose Day Fund" to our PO Box:

Comic Relief US - Red Nose Day Fund
PO Box 419828
Boston, MA 02241-9828

Donations to the Red Nose Day Fund are tax-deductible to the extent provided by U.S. law. For donations made online, you'll receive a tax receipt via email for your records right away. For donations made by check or money order, you'll receive a receipt by mail within 8 weeks of your donation.

Please note we cannot accept non-cash goods or items as donations (e.g. canned food, clothing, toiletries).

Tax Receipts: For donations made online, you'll receive a tax receipt for your records via email right away.

For donations sent by mail, please include your email address if you wish to receive a digital tax receipt, or your return address to receive a printed tax receipt via U.S. mail.

Please note that while our office remains temporarily closed due to COVID-19, it may take up to 6-8 weeks to receive a printed tax receipt.

If you require any assistance, click here to contact our Donor Services team.

I want to fundraise for Red Nose Day. How do I turn in the money I raised?

You can always start an online fundraising page! Visit RedNoseDay.org/Fundraise to get ideas and resources, and get started today! You can raise money for Red Nose Day all year long.

If you collected money from others, and want to pay in online without setting up a page: You can use any major credit card or your PayPal account to turn in your fundraising dollars here.

By Mail: If you've collected checks while fundraising, please make sure they are made payable to "Red Nose Day" so you can send them in on behalf of your supporters by using the official Fundraising Check Mail-In.

*Please note if you are turning in money raised through a Red Nose Day fundraiser you are not able to claim a tax deduction for that contribution amount.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Comic Relief US — also known as Comic Relief Inc. — is the nonprofit behind of Red Nose Day. It is a 501(c)(3) organization with Federal Tax ID 01-0885377. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.​

Can I use payroll giving to make a regular donation to Red Nose Day from my pay?

Yes – if your employer operates a payroll giving scheme then you can set up a regular deduction from your pay and request that it comes to Red Nose Day. Please ask your employer for more information.

I know that my employer operates a matched giving scheme. How can I get them to match my donation?

Ask your employer for a matched giving form and send it along with your check, online payment reference or bank receipt to:

Comic Relief Inc Red Nose Day Fund
PO Box 419828
Boston, MA 02241-9828

Email MatchingGifts@ComicRelief.org with any questions.

Can I allocate my donation to go to US or International projects or a specific project only?

We are unable to allocate your money to a specific project or country, but every dollar of the money distributed through the Red Nose Day Fund has the potential to change the lives of children in need, in America and around the world.

Can I apply for a grant from the Red Nose Day Fund?

Grant applications for The Red Nose Day Fund are by invitation only. The Red Nose Day Fund does not accept unsolicited grant applications.

Can I donate stock, securities and mutual fund shares to Red Nose Day?

Yes, you can donate stock, securities and mutual fund shares to Red Nose Day. Please email us at contact@rednoseday.org for more details.