For more than a decade, Brad Lyman has served RMHC Bay Area. As a board member, advisor, donor, and Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, he has seen the organization transform from a 47-bedroom House to a regional Chapter... Read more about Why We Serve – Creating a Legacy of Gratitude...
Red Shoe Society
RMHC Bay Area Young Professionals Network
The Red Shoe Society is a professional membership group of young leaders who share a collective goal: to advance the mission and work of Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area. We engage and empower young professionals in the Bay Area to get actively involved in philanthropic and leadership endeavors, make a positive difference in our community, and support the Charity in keeping families with sick kids together and near the medical care they need. Red Shoe Society members make a direct impact on Ronald McDonald House families through service, fundraising, mentoring, and networking.
Join us, and you can inspire support for families like Cece’s — one of thousands of families served by RMHC Bay Area each year.
We unite the Bay Area’s rising corporate and community leaders to help house, feed, and support families with sick kids by engaging new donors, supporters, and sponsors in Charity activities. We also offer young professionals opportunities to get involved in the Charity, grow their professional networks, and develop as leaders.
As we establish the Bay Area’s first Red Shoe Society, founding members will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of our group and build a premier young professional society committed to giving back to the most vulnerable in our community — critically ill and underserved children and their families. But the perks of membership extend far beyond the group itself:
- Gain valuable experience in nonprofit development strategy and programming
- Participate in professional network-building activities
- Nurture your leadership abilities and sustain the RMHC Bay Area leadership pipeline
- Meet other young professionals in the Bay Area
- Make a real difference by helping the families we serve stay close to each other and the medical care they need
- Access exclusive invitations to Red Shoe Society and Charity events
Are you a young professional looking to make a difference in your community and career? We’re looking for founding members and executive committee members to join the Bay Area’s first Red Shoe Society. Let’s get started! Simply fill out an inquiry form, and we’ll be in touch about next steps.
Learn About Our Cause
Keeping families together and near the medical care they need
With the help of the Bay Area community, Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area helps ease the financial and emotional burdens that families face as they access critical care for their children. Our Ronald McDonald programs operate nearby and onsite at our partner hospitals, offering long- and short-term housing, daily meal support, and 24/7 support psychosocial support services, such as child enrichment and sibling care, family activities and recreation, and more. Additionally, we provide underserved children in the Bay Area with access to oral health care services through our Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles in Santa Clara and Contra Costa Counties.
Each night, we house 123 families with children being treated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and support local families through day-use access to our facilities. Volunteers and partners allow us to provide daily meals and comprehensive programming to restore a sense of normalcy and community during medical crises.
Our Ronald McDonald programs at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco include onsite accommodations for 11 families each night, daily meals and support services just steps away from patient care. Thanks to housing partnerships, we have expanded housing services in San Francisco and launched our first family stay program in Oakland.
By providing daily meals, family stays, and bedside visits, we are providing comfort and care where and when families need to most — at the hospital, just steps away from patient care.
RONALD MCDONALD CARE MOBILES
RMHC Bay Area partners with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and John Muir Community Health Alliance to provide free oral health care services to our region’s most vulnerable children.
Latest Charity News
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