Apr 28, 2019 • 20M

Child Poverty Is No Laughing Matter--Raising Money To Fight It Can Be - #1102

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Devin Thorpe
Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2UMaC5U. Consider these sobering statistics. About 15 million children or 21% of all kids living in the United States are being raised in homes with incomes below the federal poverty threshold. Around the globe, 385 million children live in poverty. An estimated 8,500 children die every single day as a result of poor nutrition. It is difficult to think of a more serious subject or of one more deserving of attention and immediate action. Comic Relief USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organized as an offshoot of the Comic Relief organization founded in 1985 in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2014 with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Comic Relief USA, echoing the work of its UK partner, hosts Red Nose Day each year on the last Thursday of May (this year, May 23) as a fun kick-off to summer. The show airs on NBC and this year will feature a new short sequel to Four Weddings and a Funeral called One Red Nose Day and a Wedding, by the writer-director of Love Actually and Notting Hill, Richard Curtis. The short film will feature Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas and other stars from the original. The timing of the show coincides with the end of the school year for most children, a time when reliable school lunches disappear and food insecurity peaks for many. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2UMaC5U. Click the following link to learn my insider secrets to media publicity for social impact: http://bit.ly/75offmedia.