“Shop for Our Playground!”

Fundraiser for New Portsmouth Community Playground
Planned at Newport Car Museum

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (May 1, 2022) –A fundraiser, to benefit a new community playground that will replace the current playground on Turnpike Avenue in Portsmouth, will be held at the Newport Car Museum Gift Shop on Thursday, May 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Organized by the Four Hearts Foundation, the “Shop for Our Playground!” event will include complimentary food, beverages, and beauty and wellness services while attendees shop an eclectic assortment of gifts – both car-themed and not – for all ages.

“Proceeds made through sales at this event go toward rebuilding the playground to be bigger, safer, and all-inclusive of ages and abilities,” said Kateri Chappell Buerman, who co-founded the Four Hearts Foundation with another mother Laurel Handel Polselli for the sole reason of rebuilding the playground. “The gift shop is like its own gallery within the Museum, with all sorts of treasures that have been curated to make people happy, so it’s a perfect match for what we’re trying to accomplish, and we are grateful that the Newport Car Museum has chosen this as a way to give back to its local community.”

The fundraiser is free and open to the general public. For questions or to connect, contact fourheartsfoundation4@gmail.com. Donations for the playground can be made through GoFundMe (https://bit.ly/372BoDj) or by Venmo, @FourHeartsFoundation. Follow the progress on Facebook  https://bit.ly/FHPlayRebuild and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fourhearts_foundation/ .

The Newport Car Museum Gift Shop is located at 1947 West Main Rd., Portsmouth. (401-848-2277)