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Join Red Shoe Society (RSS) Thursday, February 18th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at Courtyard by Marriott Greenville Downtown for the 7th Annual Red Shoe Society Kickoff event, as we celebrate last year’s success and the exciting plans in store for 2016!
Renew your membership or become a new member during this event and you will be entered to win tickets to the Greenville Royale Gala in November. All RSS members and friends are welcome!RSVP here!
The Red Shoe Society is a young professional group with a philanthropic mission: to engage, empower and inspire young professionals to participate in philanthropic and leadership endeavors and build awareness of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Members of RSS plan, manage, and execute events and volunteer activities to benefit Ronald McDonald Charities.
The Red Shoe Society is a great way to become more involved in your community. Join RSS and their mission in helping sick children and their families! Yearly membership dues are $89 ($139 for couples), which represents the cost of one family’s stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Just by joining, you have already helped one family in need!
Interested in joining RSS? The following is information about the different committees available for RSS members.
Social Committee – Assist with planning social gatherings for RSS members and friends. Also assist with planning and organizing the Greenville Royale, RSS’s signature fundraising event.
Volunteer Committee – Assist with planning service projects to benefit RMHCC programs through city events and House events.
Development Committee – Assist with fundraising and sharing the mission of RMHCC.
Membership Committee – Assist with recruiting new RSS members and maintain relationships with current members.
Welcome Kristi Hall Ayala, RMHC’s New Director of Operations
GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 21, 2016) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas (RMHCC) is pleased to welcome Kristi Hall Ayala as their new Director of Operations. Ayala will be responsible for the day to day operations of running the House, facility maintenance and most importantly, managing all aspects of House residents and their stay.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kristi to our team,” said Marti Spencer, CEO and Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. “Providing the highest level of hospitality for our families is our main priority. We aim to make their stay comfortable, so they can solely focus on the healing of their child. Kristi’s background in hospitality fits perfectly with our mission of keeping families close during critical moments.”
“I am honored to play an integral role at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. We never know when accidents or tragedy will come, and we hope that it never does, but to know that the House provides comfort brings peace to my heart,” said Ayala. “It is a very fulfilling opportunity for me to be afforded the ability to participate in helping to offer a sanctuary of hope and encouragement for families during life’s most challenging moments.”
Kristi comes from a background of public relations and customer service. She was born in Los Angeles, Ca. and grew up in the family of the Fred Hall Boat Shows. Kristi then had her own real estate business for 13 years, and a luxury beachfront property management business. She understands the hospitality field and the importance of providing a high level of customer service.
Kristi calls Greenville home with her husband of 32 years. They have a 26 year old son who is a doctor at MUSC in Charleston. In her down time she enjoys yoga, dancing, gardening and watching romantic movies. Additionally, Kristi is fluent in Spanish. She currently sits as President of the Board of Directors for the Bridges Crossing Home Owners Association in Simpsonville.
Ronald McDonald House Receives Large Donation of Mattresses from Park Place Corporation
A new year, a new bed! Park Place Corporation, a bedding producer in Greenville, has generously donated 13 mattresses to the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville, South Carolina. On Friday, the beds were unloaded by the Grounds Guys of Southern Greenville into the House and placed in the guests’ bedrooms.
Whether you were able to attend our 16th Annual McGala or not, this video is definitely worth a watch. We invite you to get to know some of our precious families who have experienced first hand the importance of #KeepingFamiliesClose.