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Smart D2 Playrooms Partners with Ronald McDonald House

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, 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 on RMHGHV visit www.rmh-ghv.org or
https://www.facebook.com/rmhghv/

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