Published Thursday, November 15, 2018
[Toledo] (November 2018) — Instead of paper and pencil, students at Ottawa Hills High and Junior High School will be picking up hammers and nails to build two playhouses for families in their community on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
The Green Bears are partnering with affordable housing non-profit, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, to build the playhouses. The materials are pre-cut to allow students to build quickly during school hours. Students will assemble doors, windows, trim, roofing, and then design and colorfully paint the structure. Habitat staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist in the process.
Students will gift the playhouses to two local families at a later date.
This event is part of Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s new initiative known as Project Playhouse launched earlier this year. In May, Habitat partnered with 30 local organizations to build 30 playhouses at Fifth Third Field. The initiative is a fundraiser for Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. All proceeds support Habitat’s affordable housing services locally.