Created in 1988, Red Nose Day USA is a fundraising campaign ran by the non-profit organization Comic Relief US to end child poverty. Today, Comic Relief US announced the availability of two limited edition t-shirts designed by artist, illustrator and author Charlie Mackesy in honor of Red Nose Day USA.
One features the well-known illustration ‘What do you want to be when you grow up? Kind said the Boy’ from Charlie Mackesy’s highly acclaimed book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse with a signature embellished Red Nose on the Mole.
In addition to this new take on the original artwork, Mackesy has also shared a ‘What do you want to be when you grow up? Kind said the Girl’ design for Red Nose Day. Mackesy’s book The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (HarperOne, 2019) has warmed the hearts of more than a million readers in the U.S. and spent 63 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.
The exclusive unisex t-shirt designs, which come in sizes S through XXL, are available at rednosedayshop.org for $25.00 plus shipping. Net proceeds of every shirt sold will be donated to Red Nose Day, which supports life-changing programs that ensure children living in poverty are safe, healthy, educated, and empowered, across the US and around the world. Red Nose Day has raised more than $240 million in the last six years and positively impacted over 25 million children.
Underserved children continue to be disproportionately impacted by the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The need is greater than ever for funds to help provide food, shelter, medical care, education and more. Through the purchase of this t-shirt, people can turn hope into action by spreading awareness and raising crucial funds for disadvantaged children.
Since 2015 when the campaign launched in the U.S., Red Nose Day has supported programs in communities across all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and around the world helping to address both the immediate needs of children and young people and create long-term change to break the cycle of poverty and provide hope for a better future.
Source: Comic Relief US, Red Nose Day USA