A couple of weeks ago the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley held their second annual Red Shoe Awards at the Tarrytown House Estate to honor the volunteers that help the house out throughout the year. I joined them for the evening to capture this special event.
Everyone was encouraged to wear red shoes with Ronald.
There was also a silent auction to help raise money for the house and the families that stay there. The house has 12 bedrooms that are all filled almost every night. They provide a comfortable place for families to stay, rest and receive support while their children are in the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.
Mayla, the first therapy dog at the house, even stopped by.
There were a total of 9 awards that were given throughout the night.
There was also a live auction to sponsor a family. It’s approximately $150 for a family to stay each night, but the house only asks for $15 a night. Although they never turn a family away.
The mayor of White Plains, Thomas Roach, also came to give a special award to the firefighters of White Plains in addition to the Red Shoe Award.
If you have any questions about the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley or how they operate feel free to visit their website.