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Now more than ever, we need your support to keep families close.

Red Tie, Ronald McDonald House Akron's annual signature fundraising event and is going VIRTUAL - Red Tie 2020 | Support the House from Your Home.  So, put on your most creative red ties and shoes (we're still holding the Best Tie and Best Shoe Contests!) and join us online for our first-ever, week-long Red Tie!  NO TICKETS NEEDED!

Gather with us Saturday, August 8 to watch Red Tie | Support the House from Your Home. Tune in at 7:00 p.m. here on the Red Tie website, YouTube or Facebook.

Join us!

Take a behind the scenes virtual look at the programs and services that are the heart of our mission, place your bids in the online auction, and try your luck in raffles and competitions!  We're throwing in some family fun too for your chance to win! 

Here's how it works!

  1. Register for the event to receive updates, place your bids in the auction or make a donation to support families.

  2. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube so you can join in on the fun all week long.

Here's what happening!

Monday, August 3

Welcome to Red Tie!  Tune in to our website, Facebook, or YouTube to hear all that's happening at the House and the fun we have in store as we raise funds so families with hospitalized children can stay together.  Place your bids on some amazing auction items and raffles for your chance to win!  Online auction will open.

Tuesday, August 4

The core of Ronald McDonald House Akron's mission is families.  Spend the evening a kid at heart and pull out your family's favorite games, puzzles, arts/crafts, movies, or whatever it is you love to do together!  We want to see it all!  Post a photo or video on Facebook by tagging #redtiermh to be entered to win a Family Game Night Package, including ALL your favorite board games and free pizza for a month!

Wednesday- Friday, August 5-7

Ronald McDonald House Tours
If you've never stepped inside Ronald McDonald House, find out just how special it is. Join us for a virtual tour of the House to see where we help families get better together.

Behind-the-Scenes at the House
Wonder what it takes to run a 42-room house that never closes?  Come behind-the-scenes for a peek at ALL the services we provide to families, including our meal program, family activities, guest rooms, and more. 

Meet our Families
We will introduce you to several families to hear about how Ronald McDonald House helped their families heal together.

Best Tie and Shoe Contest
What are you planning to wear for Saturday's big night?  We hope your most creative red ties and shoes!  Post a photo or video on Facebook by tagging #redtiermh for the chance to be crowned the Best Tie or Best Shoe Winner Saturday night!  

Saturday, August 8
7:00 p.m. | Main Event & Program

Tune in (no tickets needed!) at 7:00 p.m. on the Red Tie website, Facebook, or YouTube and join us for a special program and evening in celebration of your support.  Hear from our Chief Executive Officer Craig Wilson, Chair Andrea Wlaszyn and a special visit with the Stenz family as we rally together to support families.  Be sure to share your own selfies and videos from your in-home gatherings on Facebook by tagging #redtiermh.  

Thank You 2020 Red Tie Event Committee:

Event Chair: Andrea Wlaszyn
Nichole Booker, PhD
Jeananne Chadsey
Bethany Cohen-Heinzerling
Amanda M. Cursaro
Alexis Fiocca
Maggi Hollis
Robin Kiewatt
Pamela Krutz
Carrie Silver
Sarah Thomarios

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio Inc.

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