Playhouse Project Blitz Build 2020

24 Playhouses Inspire as a Place for Children to Grow

Published Friday, October 2, 2020

Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Playhouse Project Blitz Build is back at Fifth Third Field for a third year in a row. The Lucas County non-profit is
partnering with area businesses and corporations for a two-day event of building 24 playhouses at the ballpark.

Starting at 11:00 am, dozens of volunteers will roll up their sleeves to construct a parade of playhouses which will be gifted to Lucas County children. COVID-19 safety protocols will be put in place and volunteers will be required to wear masks.

“We know, when children “play house” they are learning what having a home means to them,” said Michael McIntyre, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. “Playhouse Project plants the seeds of homeownership in young children.”

The participating groups sponsor a willing team of builders to design, paint, and assemble the playhouse. The event proceeds help build affordable housing for low to moderate income families in Lucas County.

Habitat paired the 24 playhouse families with the participating organizations prior to the event and volunteers will incorporate custom designs requested by the children, ranging from princesses and dragons to sports and music. Volunteers will lend their time for several hours before families arrive at 4:00 in the afternoon to attend a special send-off ceremony, in which families will meet the sponsor group who built their playhouse.