Red Shoe Society of Chicago

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Our Mission 

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!

Here are some of the different activities we plan together

- 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

How we accomplish our mission

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

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

- Spread awareness of RMHC-CNI’s mission as RSSC 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 community.

You can select your level of involvement from the two options listed below:

At-Large Membership 

$120 Annually 


General membership provides you the opportunity to make a direct impact on families staying together at Ronald McDonald House.

- Access and discounts on RSSC fundraisers

- Recognition as a RSSC member at Red Shoe Society Chicago sponsored events

- Networking opportunities with other young professionals

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

- Access to RSSC intranet site that provides information on planned events and opportunities to organize and attend events at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s

Executive Council Membership 

$120 Annually plus tickets to RSSC 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 of the benefits of the general “At-Large Membership” and consists of all chair positions as well as active members.

- Attend meetings (7:00 p.m., 1st Tuesday of every month) and bi-monthly “Family Program” events (February, April, June, August, October, December) at Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s to the best of your ability

- House activities are held during the following months: January, March, May, July, September, November

- Solicit silent auction and raffle items, gift cards and event sponsors

- 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

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Committee Meetings

7:00 p.m.

Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Meeting Room (5th floor)

First Tuesday of every month

2015 dates coming soon!


7:00 p.m.

Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s

Bi-monthly, Tuesday evenings

2015 dates coming soon!


February 27  

Wine Social

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