Trinity United Methodist Church preschool in Paducah gets 'nosy' about poverty for Red Nose Day


Red-nosed preschoolers at Trinity United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky, wear red noses for service project. (Submitted photo)

When one group of preschoolers put on fake red noses, they decided they weren’t too young to make a difference. 

The Pre-K class of KidsThrive Preschool at Trinity United Methodist Church (UMC) in Paducah, Kentucky, wore the noses as part of Red Nose Day, a campaign designed to raise awareness about children living in poverty. 

Rhonda Ash, preschool director at Trinity UMC, said each semester, the preschool adopts a service project. She said students have previously provided buckets for flood victims and mittens for homeless children. 

She said after learning that poverty meant living without basic necessities like food, shelter or shoes, the students asked an important question: “But we’re just kids. What can we do?”

Ash said they agreed to pray for needy children and to make adults aware of poverty issues by wearing the red noses. She said she encouraged the children to never assume another person’s circumstances and show kindness to everyone. 

“Basically, share what Jesus came into the world to show us what we are supposed to do: love, and make a difference,” she said. 

~Compiled by John Vaught