About $190,000 raised in annual San Diego Ronald McDonald Red Shoe fundraiser

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – About $190,000 was raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego Thursday during the annual “Red Shoe” fundraiser, organizers said.

About 1,300 volunteers collected the donations into size-14 shoes at major intersections during the morning commute.

“The pennies, dollars and more donated during Red Shoe Day adds up, allowing us to serve families with a child in medical crisis,” Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego President and CEO Chuck Day said. “Our rooms are constantly full and our day use program serves hundreds each day. Today’s donations will help ensure we can continue to help families in their time of need.”

The 47-bedroom facility serves families of young patients at adjacent Rady Children’s Hospital.

Ronald McDonald House estimates the money picked up in the fundraiser can pay for almost 160,000 meals or more than 1,300 nights of lodging.

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