Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties Launches Project Playhouse

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Scott Barr, Director of Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, is excited to share the launch of the Project Playhouse Sponsorship opportunity which will support our growing Home Repairs Program. Project Playhouse is a unique opportunity that allows HFH of Miami and Shelby Counties to partner with sponsors to build playhouses for local organizations such as childcare centers and churches. The playhouse provides children a safe place to play and imagine what home means to them. The funds raised through the sponsorship of each playhouse support our growing Home Repairs Program. There are two ways to get involved with Project Playhouse; through sponsorship and building. 

First, companies or individuals can partner with Habitat to sponsor a playhouse build for $2000.00 or more.  Volunteers in the Habitat Activity Center in Troy, Ohio build each playhouse for free, and the proceeds from the sponsorship are restricted for use in our Home Repair Program.  

The second way to get involved in Project Playhouse is through volunteering to build a sponsored playhouse.  No experience is necessary; volunteer groups will join our dedicated Activity Center volunteers to complete the build. Habitat provides all the materials needed and our HAC volunteers are available to teach and assist with using tools. Volunteers could help with a variety of roles such as cutting lumber, laying shingles, and painting the playhouse. 

The home repairs provided by Habitat serve to improve the existing homes of qualified homeowners.  This allows Habitat to reach more families and have a larger impact in our community. Our first seven playhouses of 2024 have committed sponsorship from Superior Aluminum, Mutual Federal Bank, Cargill, Collins Aerospace, the United Autoworkers, and Sidney Electric. A team of Starbucks regional managers and employees has volunteered twice to build three of those playhouses.  If your organization would like to find out more about sponsoring a playhouse, please contact Scott Barr at sbarr@hfhmco.org.  If your team would like to get involved with building a playhouse, please contact Maureen O’Keefe at mokeefe@hfhmco.org.

Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties is a local nonprofit organization meeting all Habitat for Humanity International standards. Our mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

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