Red Shoe Cville
One of the best things that ever happened to our Ronald McDonald House in Charlottesville was the formation of our biggest cheerleading section known as Red Shoe Cville.
Red Shoe Cville was formed in 2012.
They quickly added a burst of energy to every aspect of our various volunteer programs.
They sought members who were not only young (like most of their organizing group), but also young at heart.
They realized a heart for the mission was more important than the chronological age of the heart.
If there were House events – they were there. Meals from the Heart Program – they claimed a regular night every month to provide a delicious meal for the families staying at the RMH. The on-going list of “fix-its” at the House – they committed to one Saturday each month to assist with that.
Then they started organizing their own fundraising events for the House.
They used their dynamism to create get-togethers that brought in folks who wanted to have a relaxed and great time.
They sold items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, and koozies.
They networked in the community to form creative business partnerships.
They brought together businesses from all areas, media, and artistic gurus.
It was for the kids and their families and – to them – all of the time and effort was worth it.
Their mark on both the House and our community, in general, is considerable. We love it! We appreciate it! And we wonder at it!
Thank you, Red Shoe Cville. You are a wonderful part of us, and your impact on our mission is powerful!