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"I alone cannot change the world,
but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
– Mother Teresa

Your Participation Throughout the Year Makes a Difference

Changing One Life at a Time


“Where do we go when we realize we aren’t who we want to be?” asks Kristin Lin, editor, On Being Studios. If you ask Nicole she will tell you her answer, “go to The Red Shoes.”


And you are the reason Nicole has been able to attend all programs on scholarship and access ideas to help her navigate through her challenging changes.


After Nicole’s young husband died of AIDS, before their first anniversary, she knew she had to heal from her loss and overcome other life obstacles. Where could she find help? She walked through the door of The Red Shoes and found her answers. Because of people like you who support The Red Shoes, we are here when needed. Nicole attended an inspiring retreat that led her to connect with her personal power. Now, she attends yoga, for a sense of peace and recently joined us to make a Vision Board of her goals for 2019. Nicole inspires me with her enthusiasm for change.

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The Red Shoes is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization.

"Tell me how you crumble when you hit the wall, the place you cannot go beyond by the strength of your own will. What carries you to the other side of that wall, to the fragile beauty of your own humanness"

— Oriah Mountain Dreamer


Our founder, Roberta Guillory, turned 80 this year. The Red Shoes community is her dream: a place where, even with the challenges of life, all can discover what can carry them to “their own fragile beauty,” their “humanness.” You can help this dream endure so that we always see the faces of need and respond with compassion. Help us continue to build partnerships so the healing work we do reaches more people in 2018. Help us provide a sacred space for gifted teachers to share their wisdom. Volunteer with us and enhance our capabilities. Join with us to build this community that increases understanding and embraces diversity. Your tax-deductible gift provides experiences and retreats for people seeking hope and healing. Don’t disappoint them. Invest in a future that shows you care. Please remember, your dollars change the world.



In an effort to be open and inclusive, we keep our program fees low, not actually covering our expenses. Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. Your participation helps make The Red Shoes available to everyone.  


Raising Consciousness to Create Peace

Our vision is to create circles of community that empower the individual, increase understanding and embrace diversity. If you believe this vision is an antidote to the violence and polarization that surrounds us, please help us continue to offer programs and invite speakers that foster these ideas. Your dollars create our budget.


Addressing Needs in the Community

We partner with many outstanding agencies in the community to broaden the work of our unique non–profit organization. Each partnership allows us to address a different need and become a resource for a growing circle of people inclusive of all faiths, cultures, ages and socio-economic groups.


There is more work to be done. Join our Circle of Giving. Join us in work that will transform individual lives, the community and the world.


Sandy Patrick, Board President         

Wendy Herschman, Executive Director

Roberta Guillory, Founder