EL CENTRO – When Imperial Valley families’ children need advanced medical treatment, they may need to make the trip to a hospital in San Diego.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego is there to help families from Imperial Valley during their child’s medical crisis, providing a place to stay and all the comforts of home to these families. In fact, around 25 percent of their overnight guests come from the Imperial Valley.
The Ronald McDonald House volunteers of Imperial Valley are holding their 3rd annual Red Shoe Day on Wednesday, October 16, from 7 to 10 a.m.
That morning, more than 200 volunteers will collect donations at key intersections all across the Valley. They’ll be dressed up and holding specially made bright red shoes to get your attention. Donations can also be made from 8 to 10 a.m. at the entrance to the El Centro Regional Medical Center.
You may also visit any Imperial Valley McDonald’s from October 9th through 16th to make your donation. It’s a great way to show your support for a great cause – Red Shoe Day for the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego.
For more information, contact the coordinator for Imperial Valley Red Shoe Day, Jan Hester at 760-554-0534.
Last year, Imperial Valley residents raised nearly $30,000 for the Ronald McDonald House on Red Shoe Day.
That money helped 200 Imperial Valley families stay within walking distance of their critically ill children by providing them with all the comforts of home – including hot meals, laundry facilities, a warm hug when they need it most and much more.
Be sure to do your part on Red Shoe Day, Wednesday, October 16. Thank you for your help and donations!
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a “home away from home” to families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House was specifically designed to provide the necessities of home – including 47 bedrooms, a kitchen and a children’s play area – so families can focus their attention on supporting their sick or injured child instead of worrying about day-to-day needs. The House’s Family Care Center allows anyone with a child in an area hospital, not just overnight guests, to use a range of services, including meals, enrichment activities, computer access, recreational facilities and more. The Ronald McDonald House creates an emotional and physical sanctuary for 15,000 family members each year. To learn more, visit www.rmhcsd.org.