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The Red Nose Institute
P.O. Box 28515
Kansas City, MO 64188
The Red Nose Institute is a non profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation designed to put a smile on the faces of our troops overseas. Designed by a clown and with the help of clowns and friends around the world, this program was launched in July 2007. The idea is for folks who care about our military to donate red foam noses. Monetary donations are also accepted and used to

Proverbs 17:22
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.
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purchase even more noses and also to help with mailing costs. The noses are then mailed to U.S. troops deployed anywhere overseas. A letter is enclosed with each package telling that the folks sending them are extremely proud of our military and thankful for what they are doing on
our behalf. Servicemen and women are encouraged to share the noses with someone who might need a smile and possibly to share them with the nearby children. There is NO COST to our military or to anyone requesting noses.

We all know that relieving stress is of the utmost importance! If sending red noses to troops can help do this, our job has been accomplished!

If you would like to donate to this cause, please mail red foam noses, or a check to the address above, or use our convenient PayPal Button on the left. If you are a clown, include a picture of yourself and we will send it with the package!

Requests are already coming in from military units who want to be included in this project! If you have the address of a military unit, or someone special whom you would like to participate, please send it to the above e-mail address or to the  P. O. Box. Or, if you are deployed and would like to receive noses, contact us! The names & addresses are NEVER passed along!

Our thanks for your participation in helping our troops smile and in supporting this war effort. Our prayers and best wishes to you and to our military! May God Bless!

Sweet Pea & Pappy, Clown Partners
The Red Nose Institute

Did you know that Bubba Sikes sells these clown noses to support children with XP?
XP is Xeroderma Pigmentosum. The children with this illness cannot play outside during daylight hours because the sun will cause third degree burns to their skin within 3-5 minutes. Check out to buy noses & help ill children at the same time!

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Clowns of America International
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Our thanks to those who have already donated to our troops!
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One Smile at a Time...
Your web site brought tears to my eyes. Of all the ideas and ways I have seen people show support I think yours is one of the most original, and how true... you just can't help but smile when you see these (pictures) and how thankful I am to you for your ministry. May the Lord bless you and keep our service men and women safe.
Proud Navy Mom

WOW! That's the only word that comes to my mind right now. This unit has had some difficult times downrange (in Iraq), and the thought that not only are you wanting to do something to brighten their days and help in developing relationships, but that you are ready and willing to act on your offer immediately is overwhelming.
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The Red Nose Institute Is a Fabulous Idea!
Ed, Kansas City, MO

I am behind you 150% and will do anything I can to help!
Pam, Des Moines, IA

I LOUDLY applaud and acknowledge your inititative in creating a project that will bring joy to thousands of people!
Elaine "Val N Tine", NY

What a wonderful project you have undertaken for our troops!!!
Mayor Clancey the Clown, Ocilla, GA

I am a Retired U.S. Naval Officer & understand the importance of receiving care packages & humor when overseas away from your family. Good luck with this project and may God bless these efforts!
Bubba, Orange Park, FL

I have been under fire in harm's  way & can tell you that the troops love things that are out of the ordinary. It is a great way to relieve stress. If somebody had sent us clown noses while I was in Southeast Asia, I am sure the guys in my outfit would have loved it!
Paul, Albany, NY

Our alley sold noses at a public event to pay for noses-we will be sending you 1000!
The Electric City Clown Alley, Loudonville,  NY

THANK YOU for inspiring others to think more about the troops-we plan on holding fundraisers to purchase noses for you!
Sparky, Des Moines, IA

I love what you and The Red Nose Institute are doing! Perhaps, a red nose ought to be given to everyone at birth-as a reminder to enjoy life and not to take themselves too seriously!
Joyce T., Norwich, CT

We completely support your mission and welcome the opportunity to assist in any way we can! Very rewarding! KUDOS for all of your great works!
Pam, Des Moines, IA
Korn Patch Klowns

It is amazing to see how something as simple as that (a red nose) just puts a little smile on their faces, brings out the child inside, and allows them to be silly and play for a few minutes. One (soldier) even serenaded me with a great rendition of "Rudolph"! Thank you for your quick reply and doing what you said you would do. I can now recommend your organization to other units downrange, more smiles to share!
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Thank you for sending me the letter and clown noses-it was and is the most interesting care package anyone in our battalion has received. Myself and the others in my squad have thoroughly enjoyed wearing and taking pictures with the clown noses you have sent. It is refreshing-the ideas that you and others come up with to make us realize that people back home care about us. I also found it great that your letter requested that we share the smiles that the red noses give with the people and children that live in countries we're serving like Iraq and Kuwait.The squad and I have taken some pictures I'm attaching to this email to remind you that The Red Nose Institute's packages are being well used.
Thank you very much,
you gave us all smiles.
SPC Carl
MN, Army National Guard
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