Red Shoe Society of Chicago – Who We Are


Red Shoe Society Chicago (RSSC) is a group of motivated young Chicagoans whose purpose is to support Ronald McDonald House® near Lurie Children’s through fundraising, advocacy and service. 

Our Mission is to be Social with a Purpose! 


The Red Shoe Society Chicago will:

- Plan unique, engaging fund-raising events that are relevant to our audience and give them opportunities to make a difference within their own reach

- Educate others about the House being a source of strength and well-being for children and their families

- Volunteer our time to the daily operations and activities of the House


We accomplish this Mission through:

- Hosting two annual fund raising events; Wine Social (February); Battle of the Bags (Summer)

- Volunteering at the House through personal service and bi-monthly “Family Programs”

- Spreading awareness of RMHC-CNI’s mission as Red Shoe Society Chicago ambassadors by wearing a red shoe lapel pin and red gym shoes or heels to events throughout the Chicagoland area in an effort to educate the Chicagoland community.


There are two levels for involvement in Red Shoe Society Chicago:


1) At-Large Membership $120 Annually

General membership that provides you the opportunity to make a direct impact on families in medical crisis

 - First access and discounts on Red Shoe Society Chicago fund-raisers

- Recognition as members at Red Shoe Society Chicago sponsored events

- Young professional networking opportunities

- Access to the RSSC intranet site that provides updated information on planned events and opportunities to get as involved with organizing and attendance at House events as you would like

- Optional to attend Family Program nights and have direct interaction with families staying at the House


2) Executive Council Membership $120 Annually plus tickets to events

This is a higher level of accountability and is an opportunity to raise your hand and be an active Executive Council Member.  It includes all the benefits of the general “At-Large Membership” and consists of all chair positions as well as active members that can be relied on to:

 - Attend meetings and bi-monthly “Family Program” events to the absolute best of their ability (at the House, 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.)

- Meetings are February, April, June, August, October, December

- House Activities are: January, March, May, July, September, November

- Solicit for silent auction, raffle, gift cards and sponsorship

- Attend and volunteer at our two major fundraisers

- Be an active voice for recruitment and education to our Mission

- Sit on the Executive Council prior to being elected to hold a chair position