Blondeshell Studios Blog

Giving Back

Think about the last time you visited McDonalds for McNuggets, or a McCafe or a McFlurry or any other McYummy treat. You probably saw a little change box that said Ronald McDonald House Charities on it. But do you really know what that is?

I learned about this special charity through my bible study. A few years ago, we began to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House on Davis Island. Here, families from outside the Bay area who have a child receiving medical care at a Tampa hospital can stay at the house for a nominal fee. Breakfast and dinner are prepared by volunteers for house families, a small way to hopefully make this stressful time easier for the families.

On Oct. 3, 2015, the Red Shoe Council is hosting its Casino Royale fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay. It will be a fun night of casino games, fancy attire, cocktails and a silent auction.

The Red Shoe Council consists of young and mid-professionals who live and work in the Tampa Bay area. Its goals are to raise community awareness and operating funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay. The council hosts and participates in fundraisers for RMH on both sides of the bay, and prepares quarterly meals at the houses.

I’m lending my photography services to the charity to capture all of the fun moments as we raise money for a worthy cause. I’ll also be donating a photography package as part of the silent auction.

If you’re looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night, then get your tickets today. Be sure to say hello… I’ll be the blonde with the big camera, running around at the event.