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How to Help Fight Childhood Poverty

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Every night as I put my precious wee ones to bed I think about just how very grateful I am for the life we have together. Sure, we have our tough times. What family doesn’t? But I am blessed to be able to provide plenty of good things to eat and a safe, secure place to live for my children. It breaks my heart to think about all the kids in our country and abroad who don’t have those same kind of needs met. As a mother, not much affects me more than the thought of a child going hungry. And my heart further breaks for all the parents who go to bed not knowing how they’re going to put food on the table the next day. It’s a very real reality that exists for too many families. So, I’m all in when it comes to fighting childhood poverty and I love it when companies, like Walgreens, put their powers behind such a cause. On that note, have you heard about Red Nose Day?

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For the third year running, Walgreens is the exclusive retail partner of Comic Relief’s Inc.’s Red Nose Day and they’re raising funds to help put an end to the epidemic of child poverty. They have joined forces with Red Nose Day to raise awareness and, hopefully, put a smile on plenty of faces while doing it! If you fellow Americans feel helpless at times and aren’t sure where to pitch in, you can start with something as simple as heading to your local Walgreens or Duane Reade store and picking up a red nose for $1. And for every Red Nose sold between now and June 3, 2017, Walgreens will donate $0.50 each to Comic Relief Inc.’s Red Nose Day Fund. With your purchase, you will be helping them lift children out of poverty in both in the U.S. and internationally. *This contribution is not tax deductible.

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This year, I thought I would take my kids with me to get our red noses. It’s very important to me that my children understand that not everyone has been as fortunate as them and that it’s up to all of us to help one another! In fact, our family recently experienced a perfect teaching moment when my husband forgot my son’s backpack. He texted me to let me know so I could bring my little dude his bag and lunchbox, but I missed the text...so he went without lunch. I, of course, felt just terrible that he had to go through the day hungry and it really hit home with both of us how it most feel for those kids who experience hunger like that on a daily basis.

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So, my sweet kiddo is as amped up to help fight childhood poverty as I am! On our way home from school, not only did he try to comfort me and reassure me that I wasn’t a bad mom for not bringing his lunch to school, but he said to me... “Mommy, I wish I could give my food to all the kids who need it.” That gives me such hope because if we can get Generation Z focused on helping, there’s nothing we can’t achieve as a people!

Now the fun doesn’t end with your red nose purchase. Walgreens has invited us all to put our “Noses On” with fun #RedNose challenges that are happening every week. All you have to do is simply share photos of you wearing your red noses and use the hashtags #RedNose and #Walgreens on Twitter or Instagram!

For more information, head over to Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay and connect with Walgreens on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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Remember...From April 17 through June 3, 2017, for each Red Nose purchased Walgreens will donate $0.50 to the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports programs that assist children living in poverty, which helps lift children out of poverty in the U.S. and internationally. For more information about the Red Nose Day Fund, visit rednoseday.org. No portion of purchase is tax deductible.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.

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