Two woman taking wall measurements.February 9, 2021 — Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley announced their partnership with Smart D2 Playrooms, a lifestyle playroom brand that designs high end playrooms and gives back to the community through their Flower Power Fund. Smart D2 Playrooms plans to remodel the existing playroom at the Ronald McDonald House that was built almost decade ago when the House first opened. The playroom is dedicated in memory of Jamie Levy, the niece of Ronald McDonald House Board Chairman Rich Landau, whose family named the room in her honor.

Smart D2 Playrooms Co-founders Denise Davies and Karri Bowen-Poole are going to completely transform the space into a vibrant, modern educational playroom for the families served by the Ronald McDonald House. “Smart D2 Playrooms started the Flower Power Fund initiative as a way to give back to our community and every year we will transform a playroom for a nonprofit organization,” said Davies. “We are thrilled to work with Ronald McDonald House this year and be a part of their anniversary celebration while helping to make a difference in the community,” added Bowen-Poole. Smart D2 Playrooms is on a mission to change the way kids play and their products are designed by child development experts who understand how to engage children in all types of play and learning.

As part of Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley’s 10-year anniversary, Smart D2 Playrooms is giving the playroom a much needed update next month including: new interactive toys; a reading corner; a safe climbing structure; and new entryway doors, lighting, and carpeting. “As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary of keeping families together and facilitating access to the best pediatric medical care in our community, we are thrilled that Smart D2 Playrooms is donating their talent to remodel our playroom for the children who will call the House their home,” said Christina Riley, Executive Director of RMHGHV. “So many families will enjoy this new interactive, safe, and colorful play space for another decade and beyond.”

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley provides families with children facing medical challenges an atmosphere of comfort, hope, and courage; keeping them close to the care and resources they need. The House has 12 bedrooms that are filled to capacity almost every night and provides meals, laundry, and respite services for families during their stay. Located on the campus of Westchester Medical Center, the House is just steps away from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Since opening in 2011, more than 2,000 families have called the House their home and have saved families over $5,000,000 in out-of-pocket lodging and meal costs. In May, the House will celebrate ten years of keeping families together and close to the medical care their child needs. For more information about us, explore our website or visit our Facebook.

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