HELP US MEET OUR $400,000 RED SHOE SHUFFLE GOAL
RAISED TO DATE:$352,000
On Sunday, March 29th, we held the first ever Virtual Red Shoe Shuffle. As most of you know, the Shuffle is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, raising almost $400k towards our annual operating budget. We worried that cancelling the live version of the Shuffle would have a major impact on our fundraising, but were just as concerned about the effect losing this tradition – for even one year – would have on our hearts. Shuffle Sunday has become so much more than an event. It’s a celebration of family, of love, of hope. It’s the living embodiment of the power of community. With that in mind, we decided that we would Shuffle On.
While we couldn’t all BE together, Sunday morning we still CAME together. We raised money, but more importantly – we raised love. You all Shuffled at home and sent us photos – you can see some of them by scrolling to the bottom of this email. Over a thousand people interacted with us via Facebook as we shared videos, posts and live feeds from our RMH friends and current families. If you missed it, you can visit our Facebook page to see all of the action. And all day long, RMH supporters posted pictures of themselves #stillshuffling. Check out this album for some of those virtual Shuffle photos!
Thank you all for staying the course with us. We did good. I’m proud of us. Together we made something positive, meaningful and impactful happen for the families of RMH. Thank you for continuing to check in with us. Every note, call and text makes a big difference to our staff and families. We are all doing well here, following the recommendations of the medical professionals, and hoping along with the rest of the world that we turn the corner soon and resume to some sense of normalcy. There is no business as usual for any of us but I hope the remaining families here at the House will tell you that they feel as they always have – safe, nurtured and loved – even if it’s 6 ft away.