Habitat For Humanity Hosts Playhouse Build-a-Thon

Posted on Jul 4 by SEASONS Magazine

Courtesy Habitat for Humanity.

Courtesy Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat For Humanity hosts its second annual Playhouse Build-a-Thon at St. Joseph’s Church in Carpinteria on Saturday, July 28. Sponsored by Union Bank, the Playhouse Build-a-Thon is a fundraiser designed to provide a fun team service opportunity, while supporting Habitat’s core mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Habitat For Humanity is looking for sponsorship groups for this event. There is a fundraising goal of $1,000 per group which covers the cost of building materials. Each playhouse group is assigned an experienced Habitat crew leader who will lead the group through the process of building the playhouse. No construction experience is necessary to participate, however, participants will use cordless drills, paint, and hammers to build the playhouses, so it’s important that every team member feels comfortable around those tools. 

Courtesy Habitat for Humanity.

Courtesy Habitat for Humanity.

Once the playground is built, it is donated to a local family or youth-oriented nonprofit organization in the Santa Barbara community. Habitat for Humanity identifies groups and families who will truly appreciate the gift of a playhouse and who want to provide kids an outlet for creativity in a fun and safe environment.

St. Joseph’s Church is located at 1532 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. For more information about the event, contact Jessica Lucas at youth@sbhabitat.org or visit SBHabitat.org/playhouse-build-a-thon.

Emma Sheridan

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