Volunteers take to streets for Red Shoe Day
Janet Vasquez uses a red shoe to collect donations from motorists during Ronald McDonald House's Red Shoe Day at Main and Eighth streets Wednesday in El Centro. Imperial Valley crew committee member Elia Fuentez said other volunteers also collected donations in Brawley, Imperial, Holtville and Calexico. (JOSELITO VILLERO PHOTO / May 16, 2012)
The fundraising effort raised more than $30,000 last year and looked to be on its way to surpassing that sum this time around, organizers said. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Ronald McDonald House in San Diego, which provides families of children facing hospitalization for life-threatening illnesses a place to stay.
About 25 percent of the families visiting San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House are from the Valley, organizers said.
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