SMITHFIELD, R.I. (April 29, 2019) – Navigant Credit Union joined Bryant University and Rosemary’s Wish Kids last week to unveil three custom-built playhouses – the latest creations to come out of the organizations’ annual Project Playhouse initiative.
Through Project Playhouse, a team of Bryant University students work with local vocational schools, corporate sponsors and nonprofit organizations to fund, design, construct and install state-of-the-art playhouses to be donated to local families in need. The recipient families are selected by a Rhode Island nonprofit organization Rosemary’s Wish Kids. Each playhouse has its own theme, chosen by the recipient child, and is fully stocked with relevant toys and accessories. This year’s playhouses were officially unveiled during a celebration at Bryant University on Thursday.
Navigant Credit Union provided Project Playhouse with a two-year, $15,000 donation in order to give the initiative the financial security to continue its operations for years to come.
“Project Playhouse is an ingenious collaboration that we at Navigant Credit Union are proud to support,” said Navigant Credit Union President / CEO Gary E. Furtado. “The semester-long initiative gives Bryant University students hands-on experience in managing the budgets, timelines and logistics that come with complex projects; plus, it reinforces the value of giving back to the local community. And of course, the end result – these playhouses and the joy they bring to the children who receive them – is nothing short of extraordinary. We applaud and congratulate Bryant University, Rosemary’s Wish Kids and everyone else involved in Project Playhouse for a job well done.”