Cara Drinan , associate professor, law, wrote a blog for Huffington Post on Red Noses for Kids. See below.

From: Huffington Post Date: May 21, 2015 Author: Cara Drinan

Today marks the inaugural Red Nose Day in the United States. A campaign begun in the U.K. three decades ago, Red Nose Day seeks to lift children out of poverty, making them safer and giving them hope for a brighter future. The campaign generates funds through comic relief; fundraisers are paid to wear a red nose for the day, rock crazy hair or makeup at the office, or do the chicken dance. Half of the money raised today will go to children right here in the United States, while the other half will be distributed to some of the poorest communities around the world.

It's easy to forget that childhood poverty is a devastating reality in the United States. A few years ago, in a New Yorker article entitled "Spoiled Rotten," Elizabeth Kolbert wrote: "contemporary American kids may represent the most indulged young people in the history of the world." Evidence of that claim is all around us.


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