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Messages of Love and Support: BankNewport’s “Heartwarming” Sponsorship Spreads Joy at Garden City Center


Visitors can write and send postcards of kindness either to loved ones and community members in need

NEWPORT, R.I. (February 14, 2024) – This February, the power of kind words takes a tangible form at Garden City Center in Cranston, RI. Sponsored by BankNewport, the “Heartwarming” event and art installation encourages community members to express their affection and positive thoughts through handwritten postcards. For more information, please visit: https://gardencitycenter.com/event/heartwarming/.

Now through February 29th, visitors can engage in the sweet activity by stopping by the life-size conversation heart installation located near Anthropologie. Here, they can pick up a postcard, write a heartfelt message to someone special, and leave the rest to BankNewport – who will ensure the delivery of these warm sentiments. Those who wish to spread kindness without a specific recipient in mind can also participate; such messages will be sent to local community members in need of a smile.

BankNewport’s commitment to fostering community spirit is embodied by its own employees, who have eagerly participated in the initiative.

Photo Caption for BankNewport-Heartwarming-Photo #1:
In the spirit of community and connection, BankNewport’s Chapel View Branch team joined in on the “Heartwarming” campaign. Pictured left to right, Ron Greenwood (VP/Branch Manager), Michele Horner (Assistant Branch Manager), Anthony Hutnak (Relationship Banker), and Leiah Michael (Relationship Banker) shared their own messages of support, exemplifying the bank’s commitment to “Empower, Commit, Invest, and Celebrate.”



Photo Caption for BankNewport-Heartwarming-Photo #2:

Ron Greenwood, VP/Branch Manager of BankNewport in Cranston RI, stands with Elena Vicente Osorio, Relationship Banker, beside the vibrant “Heartwarming” installation at Garden City Center. Their smiles and messages represent the heartfelt contributions from BankNewport’s staff, echoing the sentiment “U GOT THIS” and inspiring visitors to participate and spread love.

About BankNewport:

Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island. BankNewport is one of the longest-standing community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees, and communities. BankNewport has 19 branch locations and a commercial lending office in Providence. OceanPoint Marine Lending, a business line of BankNewport, specializes in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs.


Through its All In Giving program, BankNewport is committed to supporting nonprofits with areas of impact focused on basic human needs, children and families, education, economic security, healthy lives, arts and culture, and the environment. BankNewport has awarded over $9.8 million in grants, sponsorships, and donations over the past ten years to a wide range of nonprofits to help strengthen and enrich lives and communities throughout Rhode Island. Financial education and community service performed by employees totals 10,000 hours annually. For more information, please visit www.BankNewport.com.


About Garden City Center:
In Greater Providence, RI, Garden City Center is a hub of commerce and community that has served the area for 75+ years. Located off of I-95/295, the center draws Rhode Island locals as well as nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut customers. As the exclusive RI location for numerous national brands and the home to an ever-expanding selection of dining favorites, Garden City is a true regional destination and the most popular outdoor center in the state.


Today, the center encompasses 500,000 square feet of retail and office space, along with lush landscaping, strollable sidewalks and inviting public green spaces. Garden City Center features 70+ shops, services and eateries, including Whole Foods Market, lululemon, Madewell, L.L. Bean, Nike, Crate and Barrel, Providence Diamond, Sweenor’s Chocolates, Chaska, Avvio and more.


For more information, visit https://link.edgepilot.com/s/032d17c3/0jFOFMMUVUCpjz3bzFDwTg?u=http://www.gardencitycenter.com/ and follow @gardencitycenter on Facebook and Instagram.