KPMG Employees Participate in Red Nose Day to Support Children in Need
In a blog for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Global Impact’s Amanda Meyer and Catherine Kahl write:
"It’s Red Nose Day! And, today, workplaces, families and communities across the U.S. are coming together to have fun and make a difference, raising money and awareness for children in need.
For corporations, running an employee engagement campaign for Red Nose Day is uniquely positioned to bring fun and creativity into the workplace, a huge appeal for employees to kick off the summer.
For the second year, KPMG employees from the Washington D.C. and Tysons offices are uniting for Red Nose Day and breathing life into the firm’s commitment to education and lifelong learning. KPMG believes a solid educational foundation is the key to building strong communities. In 2017, KPMG ran a campaign across five offices, through which employees formed teams and donated to participate in a scavenger hunt, taking photos in their Red Noses across different cities. They even engaged staff that are often working offsite and unable to participate in typical office activities with their colleagues.
Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 and is dedicated to ending child poverty, one nose at a time. An initiative of the nonprofit Comic Relief USA, Red Nose Day harnesses the power of entertainment to drive positive change.
Money raised supports programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy, and educated. Red Nose Day’s grants also advance many of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Poverty is complex, and the Red Nose Day model cuts across multiple issues. From vaccines, to water, food, girls empowerment, medical services, shelter, educational support, safety and more, programs supported by Red Nose Day funds aim to address the immediate needs of children in need, break the cycle of poverty, and create hope for a better future......"