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Now more than ever, we need your support to keep families together when they need it most.

 

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!

Monday, August 3rd - Saturday, August 8th

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! 

Join us virtually on Saturday evening for a special program and opportunity to support your Ronald McDonald House of Akron.  

Make sure to register early so you don't miss out on any of the action leading up to the event- we have lots in store!

Join us!  Here's how it works.

  1. Register for the event (click above) to receive updates and join the fun, 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!

  3. Tune-in Saturday evening for the special program.

Host a small gathering and tune-in for the program on Saturday!

  1. Let us know you would like to be a host from your home (check back soon for host kit info and to sign up).

  2. Gather your family and friends for appetizers/dinner/dessert Saturday evening to watch Red Tie | Support the House from Your Home and learn more about Ronald McDonald House Akron.

  3. Receive a curated host kit in appreciation of your support!

  4. On Saturday evening, welcome your guests, tune-in to Red Tie | Support the House from Your Home, and enjoy the evening we have planned. 

  5. All host kits will be available for pick-up Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6 from 10:00am to 7:00pm or Friday, August 7 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Early pick-up is available by appointment.

Join us online (here!) for inspiration and fun.  Here's what happening!

Register early, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and receive updates.  You won't want to miss any of the fun in the weeks leading up to Red Tie and to participate during the week.

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 #RMHREDTIE 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 #RMHREDTIE 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 Executive Director 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 #RMHREDTIE.  

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
Lauren LaRose
Carrie Silver
Sarah Thomarios

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Ronald McDonald House of Akron

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