Ending child poverty

Posted 6/24/19

Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated., according to its website (rednoseday.org). “Through the power …

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Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated., according to its website (rednoseday.org).

“Through the power of entertainment,” the site says, “we bring people together to laugh and have fun, all while raising life-changing cash for the children that need it the most. Since our debut in 2015, we have raised over $150 million and have positively impacted over 16 million children in America, and around the world.”

Locally, kindergarten classes at E.A. McAllister Elementary School in Sherrill used their talents and skills to make Red Nose Day special. The pupils put on red noses and brought in their best jokes to celebrate the recent Red Nose Day.

The event encouraged students to tell their best jokes within their classrooms, schools and communities in exchange for donations to help fight poverty, according to the district and the website rednoseday.org. The classes collected over 100 items to donate to the Verona Food Pantry, said the VVS district.

Teacher Kristin Sullivan organized the kindergarten classes visiting classrooms in their building to tell jokes in exchange for canned goods or hygiene item donations, the district noted.

Kindergarten students entered classrooms to upbeat music, dressed in their favorite funny hats and red noses, and brought their own drum set to cap off each joke.

They read a short statement on the purpose of Red Nose Day, and how the event helps children around the world.

Then they each told jokes. Among them: Why can’t you trust the king of the jungle? — Because he’s always lion!”

“Why is the penguin so shy? Because he can’t break the ice!”

Students in grades 1-6 shared jokes of their own with the kindergarten students, and thanked them for visiting, the district added.

Congratulations to the students and staff who made Red Nose Day successful in Sherrill.

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