"I feel like it's our duty as grown adults to do whatever we can for children," says the singer and Voice coach

By Melody Chiu
May 15, 2015 05:25 PM
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Blake Shelton is in the red nose day spirit.

Earlier this month, The Voice coach, 38, visited a mobile health clinic in Los Angeles that provides free care to underprivileged children in support of the television fundraising event Red Nose Day, a U.K.-based fundraiser for children’s charities coming to the U.S. for the first time on Thursday, May 21, live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

“This is a poor neighborhood down here, and if it wasn’t for this mobile clinic, all these kids wouldn’t be getting medical attention,” Shelton said while visiting the clinic.

Hollywood’s A-listers – including Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon – will gather together on the special to raise money for 12 charity organizations working to lift children and young people out of poverty in America and throughout the world.

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“It’s not just a great cause,” says Shelton. “I feel like it’s our duty as grown adults to do whatever we can for children. I’m a lucky guy, and I think people who are in my position or any kind of successful position, it’s our job to give back and raise awareness and do whatever you can for people who need help.”

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