Red Shoe Society Windsor-Essex Decks The Halls At Ronald McDonald House
Friday December 2nd, 2016
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The Red Shoe Society Windsor-Essex is a new group for young professionals has been established in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The group is in the early stages of planning ways to raise funds and awareness in support of the organization through its network of young leaders. As their first official act, the Red Shoe Society “Decked the Halls” on December 1st to help RMH Windsor celebrate its first holiday season.
This social society for young leaders will be modeled partly after the Red Shoe Society in London, which was established in 2012 and has since raised over $300,000 for the House while also building awareness throughout the community.
The local group will be studying the London Red Shoe and other Red Shoe groups across North America to determine what will work best in the Windsor-Essex community.
Ronald McDonald House Windsor opened in May of this year and has since provided a “home away from home” for 68 families while their seriously ill children receive medical care in Windsor Regional Hospital. In addition to the long term families, the House launched its day pass program in July, which has welcomed over 270 families into the House for respite – anything from a snack to a nap or shower to an overnight stay. Most recently the House began its dinner program, which welcomes in volunteer groups to prepare home cooked meals for guest families.
“We are grateful to the Red Shoe Society for bringing in the holiday spirit,” said Jenne Wason, Director of Development for Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario. “We can’t wait to see what this group will do to support sick kids and their families at Ronald McDonald House in the future.”