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Innov8's 1st Annual Red Nose Day:


Red Nose Day is an opportunity to raise awareness for child poverty through comedy. Innov8 and the Southern Illinois Masons teamed up on June 10th at the Children's Home to raise awareness and funds for these amazing children. The day started off with face painting, BBQ-Fish Fry and music by Murphy500 and continued with free healthcare and dance performances ! We were proud to see the community come out and support this beautiful cause! We had 350 people join us in celebration to support these children and the community.


Event Highlights

-Children & Families enjoyed Games

-Attendance of 350 guests

-Local Media

-Complimentary Lunch for all attendees

-Political Leaders from local, state and United States levels

-Volunteers filled with enthusiasm

-Displays from the local Fire, Police and K-9 Divisions

-Music performance by the illustrious Murphy 500

-Complimentary Health checkups by our local Doctors

-Dance attractions of 3 different groups

-Over 40 businesses involved

-Funds were used to create a shopping spree for underserved children Children received new clothing and shoes via a partnership with Kohls


Shopping Spree for Kids:


Innov8 Doctorpreneur Group, Senator Fowler and the Fowler-Bonan Foundation jointly hosted a Shopping Spree for the underserved children of the Murphysboro Youth Home (Masonic Children's Home). Fundraising from the Innov8 RED NOSE DAY Family Fun Day & the Fowler-Bonan Foundation Clothes For Kids Golf Day were used to purchase clothing for the underserved children.


Thanks to the Teams of Innov8, Senator Fowler and Kohls Department Store, it was an enriching occasion. The children got to run the aisles and shop for new clothes and shoes needed for school. What was beautiful was that the children had a set amount to spend and they had to budget accordingly as an exercise.


Additionally new clothing and shoes create confidence and purpose in these young minds. The Shopping Spree was fun packed with a learning experience. The event was showcased on TV and in newspapers with interviews from the Innov8 Founder & Entrepreneur Raj Nayar and Senator Fowler.


In our busy lives, we often forget it is important to give back to our community. Innov8 is delighted to have played its part in the larger community.


We sincerely thank the Home, the Children, the overall Community and the Fowler-Bonan Foundation for all the efforts and goodwill.


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