About the Program
Durham’s youngest residents are getting a place to call their own thanks to Durham Habitat’s Playhouse Program.The Habitat Playhouse Program is a collaborative effort of local corporations, the community and Habitat volunteers to build and donate playhouses to local families and service organizations that work with children.
Thanks to the support of NetApp, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, GlaxoSmithKline and other Triangle corporations, the Playhouse Program will raise over $75,000 and provide over 25 playhouses in its first year. Durham Habitat anticipates raising $200,000 through the playhouse program next fiscal year, providing start-up capital for Durham Habitat’s affordable housing projects.
Interested in building a playhouse?
Durham Habitat requests a donation of $2,500 for each playhouse to offset the cost of building materials and to fund the construction of actual Habitat construction projects.
The Playhouse Program is designed to handle groups of 15-20 members in a 4-7 hour build session that provides teambuilding opportunities with a service component — a great alternative to ropes courses or golf.
Habitat playhouse teambuilding days are led by Durham Habitat’s “Geezers,” a group of loyal (and self-named) volunteers. Most builds take place at the historic Wright Manufacturing Warehouse in East Durham, which is near more than 60 Habitat homeowners.
For more information, contact Jenn McFarland or (919) 682-0516, ext. 113.
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