What is CEO Walk In My Shoes?
An exclusive opportunity for CEOs, Senior Managers and Board Members where participants will experience a day in the life of a family who stays at RMHC as well as gain some insights into the services Houses provide to seriously ill and injured children, teens and their families.
When is CEO Walk In My Shoes happening?
The date of the experience will vary depending on which chapter you have selected. Visit the chapter event page for more information.
How do I sign up?
All you need to do is select your chapter
Is there a cost to sign up?
There is a minimum requirement, and this may differ depending on which House you are selecting. The minimum requirement will range from $750 to $2500. When you go through the registration process, you will see this will be your minimum fundraising target. You can set your own target, as long as it is above the minimum requirement.
Where will I be staying?
To find more information about your accommodation during your experience please visit your chapter page
What will I need to bring?
Any clothes or toiletries that you will require for an overnight experience. Please ensure any medication you require is also packed. All food during the experience will be provided. Bring an open mind and an open heart.
Can I come for just part of the experience?
All participants are required for the duration of the whole experience. This is to ensure you gain a full understanding of what it would be like for a family that is staying with us.
I’m not the greatest cook, what will we be cooking?
We will create a menu that we know the families will enjoy and will also buy everything that is required. A staff member will be present to guide you through the experience and there is a way for everyone to get involved, no matter your skills.
Can you cater for my dietary requirements?
We certainly can! Just let us know when booking.
Will the experience be COVID safe?
The safety of you, our families, volunteers and staff are always front of mind. We are constantly updating our procedures to ensure we are keeping everyone appropriately social distanced and safe. All participants must be fully vaccinated due to the immune-compromised status of many of the children staying with us. Any participants that are feeling unwell should postpone their experience.
What is the dress code?
Smart casual. You will be on your feet while cooking and will be walking around the House and potentially visiting Family Rooms or other areas around the Hospital close to the House you have selected so comfortable footwear is recommended.
What can I expect to be faced with when at the House?
Our Houses are our families’ home. It is a place of comfort and happiness. Whilst we do experience our fair share of sad stories, the celebrations and goods stories are definitely more common. You may meet children who are currently being treated for conditions such as cancer, cerebral palsy, and accidents. Many of the children have illnesses that you cannot see. If at any time the experience becomes too overwhelming, we will have staff members that can talk this through with you. You will participate in a debrief session during your experience.
What if I don’t reach my minimum target?
You will! We will be in touch along the way and give you lots of tips to help you achieve your goal. However, if for any reason you do not, you will be unable to attend the experience. All monies raised will be used by the House to continue providing vital services to seriously ill and injured children, teens, and their families.
What if I can’t make it on the day?
Please email your House contact as early as possible. If for any reason you cannot get a hold of them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the team there will ensure your House is advised.
Sponsoring & Donating
How do my friends and family sponsor me?
Your fundraising page is your best friend! Supporters can sponsor and donate to you directly through your fundraising page. This will be set up as soon as you sign up.
Where does the money raised go to?
All funds raised will go directly to supporting seriously ill and injured children and their families using Ronald McDonald House Charities services.
Can I start a team with my friends, family, or colleagues?
This is an individual fundraising campaign, so on this occasion you are unable to create a team. You can however get your colleagues, clients, employees friends and family to support you by donating directly to your fundraising page.
How can I keep my sponsors up to date?
There are a few helpful ways to keep your sponsors up to date.
Your fundraising blog. You can find it on “My Page” on your fundraising hub. Post all your updates here and invite your friends and family to your page for regular updates.
Send them emails straight from your fundraising page! On your fundraising hub on “My Dashboard” you will find “Get Support”. Here you can send emails to your contacts as well as share your page directly to your socials!
Don’t forget to use our hashtag #ceowalkinmyshoes
How can I use social media to promote my taking part?
Easy just use #ceowalkinmyshoes and tag your House. You can find more information about the House you are supporting via their event page
I have another question which isn’t on the FAQs
Please get in touch with us the team at email@example.com and we will be happy to answer your question.