CU Volunteers Will Apply Artistic Touch to CUNA DNC Leave Behind Project
On Wednesday, more than 75 volunteers from Charlotte, N.C. credit unions, the National Journal and other groups associated with the Democratic National Convention will decorate and assemble a permanent art installation as part of the ongoing Rooftop Playground Renewal Project at Charlotte’s Levine Children’s Hospital.
Volunteers will also work with patients at Levine Children’s to decorate garden-themed arts and crafts projects.
The project is one of CUNA’s “leave behind” projects it has organized in conjunction with the two major political parties’ national conventions.
CUNA is also spearheading an effort to retrofit a playground at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., with special equipment to help rehabilitate patients. The Republican National Convention will be held in nearby Tampa, Fla.
The projects’ $300,000 estimated cost will be covered by credit union donations nationwide, in an effort led by the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation and the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, and supported by CUNA Mutual Group.
The DNC is scheduled for Sept. 3-6. The RNC is scheduled for Aug. 27-30.