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Red Shoe Day went virtual in 2021

Thank you for supporting San Diego's Ronald McDonald House to provide help for families of children in medical need.


News 8’s Red Shoe Day went virtual in 2021 on Thursday, June 3!

Thank you for joining with News 8 to help San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House provide a home away from home for families of children in medical crisis. In 2021 we took all the fun, support, and excitement online by virtually filling BIG RED SHOES!

It’s easy!  Learn more & make your donation by clicking here or text REDSHOE to 243725.

WATCH: CBS 8 brought out our big red shoes and a big check for Red Shoe Day virtual style in 2021


Even during the pandemic, the San Diego community helped support the 11th annual Red Shoe Day fundraiser, although the past year was virtual. Over 600 donations raised more than $113,000,

WATCH: Red Shoe Day goes virtual for 2020


San Diegans opened their hearts and wallets this morning raising an estimated $253,000 during the 10th Annual Red Shoe Day fundraiser, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.

During the morning commute, nearly 1,600 dedicated volunteers – the most volunteers in Red Shoe Day history – collected donations at approximately 200 major intersections across San Diego County to raise funds to support families with critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at San Diego-area hospitals. Proceeds help provide a range of services to families, including meals, lodging and emotional support during their child’s hospital stay.

In addition to street-side donations, funds were also raised through online fundraising pages, matching gifts, corporate sponsorships and contributions made at McDonald’s restaurants in San Diego County. This year, the impact of online donations is being doubled courtesy of a $500,000 matching gift and endowment from the Joseph Clayes III Charitable Trust. The funds will help transform the House’s kitchens and dining rooms as part of its ‘More Than A Meal’ Campaign.

WATCH: San Diegans show their support for Red Shoe Day in 2019