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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

For her birthday this year, Alex Plagman just wanted to give.

When she first learned about Red Nose Day, and that it raises money for impoverished kids in the United States, she wanted to help out.

So the first just bought a few for family and friends.  But when she and her mom, Shawna Lipper, were brainstorming what to bring her classmates for her birthday, it took Alex little time to suggest red noses.

Why did she do it?  "Because I thought it was really, really nice," Alex said.

But that wasn't good enough for her, either.  She used her birthday money to buy even more red noses.  Lipper says she bought about 80 red noses.

"I'm so proud of her. I always knew she was a little pumpkin, and you know, just bless her heart. It's a proud moment when a mother sees her daughter, you know, learning and caring about other people before herself," Lipper said.

You can catch NBC's Red Nose Day celebration tonight from 7-10 p.m. on KWWL.

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