The Red Shoe Society
Our goal is to help young professionals make a difference by actively educating, promoting and inspiring them to engage in philanthropic endeavors and build awareness of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC.
The Red Shoe Society (RSS) members range in age from 21-40. Opportunities for leadership, service and fundraising are available. If you’re interested in a leadership role in the Red Shoe Society, check out our Positions and Responsibilities.
Membership in the Red Shoe Society is $45 per year and provides an excellent opportunity to network with other young professionals while making a difference in the lives of those served by the RMHCDC. Your dues cover a small budget for fundraisers and RSS swag. Members are invited to attend several fundraising and service events throughout the year.
Joining the RSS
The Red Shoe Society partners with local restaurants and bars in the DC area to host Happy Hours. We do trivia, games and even give away door prizes to our participants. All of the proceeds that we raise at the Happy Hours go back to support the families and children at the Ronald McDonald House. It's always a fun event that you won't want to miss out on!
Shop and Shares
The Red Shoe Society links up with fashionable stores in the area to fundraise for the Ronald McDonald Families. We did an event with Lily Pulitzer, that was so much fun, and they gave %15 of all of proceeds back to the Ronald McDonald House. Its a fun way for members to shop and still give back to a great charity. We have partnered with Lily Pulitzer, Alex and Ani, Kendra Scott and J McLaughlin.
Spending time at the Ronald McDonald House
The Red Shoe Society loves spending time at the Ronald McDonald House with the families. Once a month we cook a home cooked meal for the families to enjoy. The families love the meals we serve because of the many talented cooks we have in the Society. We also plan enough food, for the Society to have dinner together as well. This is a fun way for us all to connect and get to know each other better.
Not only do we cook for the families, but we also put together Grab-Go Bags and collect donations. The Grab-Go-Bags bags are so helpful, the families can take them to the hospital or grab them if they just want a quick snack. The Society also will do crafts, pumpkin painting, decorate gingerbread houses, bake cookies and other fun activities with the families.