Red Noses are exclusively at Walgreens! Get yours today to raise awareness for childhood poverty

By Macaroni KID May 16, 2022

Red Noses are here!

Put your Red Nose on May 26th to take part in Red Nose Day, the annual campaign dedicated to helping end the cycle of child poverty and ensure a healthy future for all children.

Since its U.S. launch in 2015, Red Nose Day has raised $275 million to positively impact 30 million children around the world. 

Walgreens is the exclusive retailer for Red Nose Day, an effort organized by the nonprofit Comic Relief US. The initiative was built on the foundation that the power of entertainment can drive positive change. 

Make a difference today!

Donate and get a Red Nose at your local Walgreens, or donate online at!

This is the eighth year Walgreens has partnered with Comic Relief in the United States and Puerto Rico to promote Red Nose Day because the retailer is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of children in our communities.

Walgreens Red Nose Day efforts focus on access to health, food and nutrition, and disease prevention for children living in poverty.

Get your Red Nose now!

Walgreens, the nation’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, is excited that Red Noses are in stores now this year following two years of digital fundraisers due to COVID.

You can show your support and take part in the important mission of Red Nose Day by purchasing a Red Nose for $1 or by donating cash in any amount  in-store or online. Donate online at

How to talk to your kids about the meaning of Red Nose Day

According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 1 in 5 children under 18 is currently living in poverty. 

Raising the next generation of leaders to understand this issue and why fundraisers like Red Nose Day are important is key to making making a positive impact for millions of children.

Want to talk to your kids about childhood poverty and how they can help the Red Nose Day initiative? Here are 3 tips to get the conversation started:

1. Put the person first

Your language matters when having conversations about matters like poverty. Instead of saying “a homeless person” for instance, use a phrase like “a person who is homeless or unsheltered.” This puts the person first and doesn’t unintentionally define a person by their current circumstances. Read more about People First Language.

2. Use books to start the conversation

Books can help children process and discuss difficult topics with their parents and caregivers. Talk to your local librarian about what age-appropriate story or chapter books they may have on hand that bring voice and story to poverty or homelessness. Ask your child open-ended questions about what they are getting from the story, such as:

 How do you think the character is feeling? 

What would you have done in their situation? 

What can we do to help someone in our community experiencing something similar?

3. Get involved

Take part in Red Nose Day at Walgreens by donating to help end the cycle of childhood poverty and spreading awareness of this important cause. You can also talk to kids about how your family can make a difference in your community, whether it’s donating to Little Free Pantries, volunteering as a family at a shelter, or donating gently-used toys and clothes to families who are in need. 

On May 26th, celebrate Red Nose Day by wearing your Red Nose with pride, sharing a Red Nose selfie on social media, or organizing in-person or virtual fundraising events with friends, co-workers or community members.