The Red Shoe Society is a group of young leaders ages 22-40 who provide support to Ronald McDonald House at Stanford with a collective goal to make a difference in the lives of families with seriously-ill children.
Who are we?
Red Shoe Society members are leaders. Members are hardworking and fun loving people who understand that a key component of being a well-rounded professional is serving their community. Although they may have busy, often very demanding lives, our members want to find time to help others. We host fundraisers, social and networking events, volunteer at Ronald McDonald House, and wear red shoes.
Red Shoe Society members benefit by not only participating in great hands-on volunteer opportunities, but also gain access to members-only networking and social activities throughout the year. RSS provides its members a wide variety of service opportunities that best fits their schedule and level of commitment.
RSS specific outreach and service opportunities may include cooking at our monthly “Meals for Munchkins” dinner, organizing a movie night, decorating the house for the holidays, and much more. RSS members can also help with some of House’s major fundraising events like the annual golf tournament, black-tie gala, donor appreciation events, house expansion capital campaign activities, and other exciting events throughout the year.
True to our vision of creating a fun and philanthropic opportunity for like-minded professionals, RSS hosts monthly activities to support the House while creating an environment for members to expand their personal and professional networks and provide a guaranteed good time outlet! We organize networking happy hours, executive round tables and speaking events, development workshops and other valuable professional activities. We also organize social get-togethers from wine tastings to Sunday-Funday events for our members to let loose and enjoy each other’s company outside of service and networking specific events. RSS members who would like to increase their involvement also have the option to lead or support one of our important committees.
Why red shoes?
Whether they’re old-school Chuck Taylors or stylish stilettos, red shoes are bold, fun and our symbol of unity and support. Wearing red shoes has become our calling card for joining with others to make a difference in the lives of families with seriously-ill children. House families are going through their hardest times and our duty is to lace up those shoes, get moving, and join them in their journey as they help their child fight for his or her life.