Why child poverty?

Why  Child Poverty?

Child poverty is more than a lack of resources or money. It’s hunger. It’s the inability to get an education or healthcare. It’s being marginalized within one’s own community. 

While the problem of child poverty may seem too big to solve, something astonishing happens when you reach a child at a critical time. Small interventions change the course of that child’s life.

Since 2015, we've raised over $200 million and positively impacted more than 25 million children's lives.

Meal, Children, Children

  • 41M

    MEALS

    served to hungry
    children
  • 1.4M

    CHILDREN

    received
    educational support
  • 19M

    CHILDREN

    with increased access
    to basic medical services

At Home Abroad

  •  

    Half of the money raised will
    be spent right here in
    America. We support
    programs in all 50
    states and Puerto Rico.

  • At home

     

  •  

    The other half helps
    children in some of the
    poorest communities
    in Latin America, Asia,
    and Africa. 

Poverty is not one issue. It is many issues.

Poverty is not one issue. It is many issues.

Poverty is not one issue. It is many issues.

housing

 

SHELTER

More than 700,000 American teens are homeless. In 5 years, funds raised have served 100,000 homeless young people, 65,481 in America.


 

George's Story

Food

 

FOOD

1 in 6 children in America don’t know where their next meal will come from. Money raised through Red Nose Day has provided over 41 million meals to hungry American children.

 

Kitiana's Story

Education

 

EDUCATION

If all girls had a primary education, there would be 14% fewer child marriages. Money raised through Red Nose Day has brought education support to 1.4M children. 

 

Pema's Story

Safety

 

SAFETY

Red Nose Day helps to fund programs that keep very vulnerable children safe, like refugee and migrant children, street children, and those affected by natural disasters.

 

Julieth's Story

Vaccines, Water, Medical Services, Gender Equality

vaccine

 

VACCINES

1.5 million children die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases, and 1 in 5 children worldwide are not fully protected with even the most basic vaccines. 

 

Aminu's Story

water

 

WATER

One in ten people around the world lack access to clean water. Collecting water can also take many hours each day and the job often falls to children. 

 

Manita's Story

medical

 

MEDICAL SERVICES

Children raised in poverty often lack access to basic health services, which impacts their ability to learn and thrive. 

 

Gabriella's Story

gender

 

GENDER EQUALITY

Because girls are particularly vulnerable to extreme poverty in terms of their health, education, and safety, we have a focus on girls and young women.

 

Latifa's Story

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