Red Nose Day 2019
Red Nose Day is the day Raymond West employees come together to raise money for children who need it most. We are proud to say that through the efforts and generosity of our team, more than $25,000 has been raised to help end child poverty. We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our employees, who always demonstrate such enthusiastic participation.
Raymond Dealers Raise Money to End Child Poverty
SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – May 24, 2019 –The West Coast’s largest forklift dealer worked to fight childhood poverty during Red Nose Day, an annual event sponsored by Comic Relief. Raymond West which collectively serves 8 states across the Western U.S., came together to raise funds for children’s organizations.
Although childhood poverty is no laughing matter, Red Nose Day is a lighthearted event intended to raise awareness and funds through comedy. On the day of the event, employees are encouraged to wear red plastic clown noses throughout their workday, garnering laughs and generating awareness for the fundraiser.
“We like to say it puts the fun back in fundraising” said James Wilcox, CEO of Raymond West. “It’s always a day that our employees look forward to, not only because it’s lighthearted, but it gives us a chance to give something back to our own community and children around the world.”
Among the Raymond organizations that participated, more than $10,000 was collected in the name of ending childhood poverty and hunger. “The event was a success, all the way around,” said Wilcox, “we had fun, but more importantly I think we got people to start thinking more about childhood poverty and how we can make a little bit of a difference.”
Red Nose Day launched in the United States in 2015 and has raised more than $150 million for children’s charities since it began. Money raised is distributed to select national and international children’s organizations to promote the safety, health and food security for children worldwide.
Since 2015, money raised through Red Nose Day has helped more than 16 million children throughout the U.S. and around the world. Red Nose Day has so far helped to provide:
- Educational services to more than 960,000 children;
- More than 13 million essential medical services for children;
- Care for over 75,000 homeless and street children;
- Over 36 million meals to feed hungry American children.
The Raymond dealers in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Arizona participated in the Red Nose Day program.