Argosy University, Tampa fundraised for Red Nose Day, a campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc.. The day brings people together to have fun, raise money to combat child poverty and change the lives of kids who need our help the most.
Red Nose Day launched in the US in 2015. The money raised by Red Nose Day in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 34 countries internationally.
The school had a full week of events, including:
- Lunch with Dr.Ladonna Butler. Lunch and Learn: Child Risk and Resiliency Factors. Presenter: Dr. LaDonna N. Butler, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
- Take a Bite out of Childhood Poverty! The PAC (President’s Ambassador’s Club) will be selling apples on the first floor.
- You say TO-Mat-TOE…we say whatever it is that will encourage you to donate today. Come buy some farm fresh goodness on first floor and enrich the lives of kids in need.
- Wear red with your RED NOSE on Wednesday to show your support of helping raise children out of poverty. Red noses available at Walgreen's and Student Services desk.
- Red Nose Day Scavenger Hunt to pick up 12 item scavenger hunt clues at the Library Circulation desk. Completed hunt forms will be entered into a raffle.
“Supporting this effort makes my heart sing,” said Janice Iverson, PhD, LPCC, vice president of academic affairs. “Childhood poverty is one of the adverse childhood experiences that impacts the overall well-being of children. This includes emotional development and executive functioning. Wiping out childhood poverty the most effective tool in creating healthy adults.”