Let's Play! Area Businesses Partner with Habitat to Build Playhouses at the Fulton County Fair
Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County, Ohio will help 5 local businesses build 6 playhouses during the Fulton County Fair. Those businesses are designing their playhouses now, will build them at the Fair and give them away to 6 local families. Those families will arrive mid-afternoon to see their playhouses for the 1st time!
Come watch us build and see the joy such a tremendous gift can bring to a child.
Habitat for Humanity is proud to partner with the Fulton County Fair on these Playhouse Projects and with the following business sponsors:
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2ND 9AM-3PM
North Star BlueScope Steel
Woodforest National Bank
TUESDAY, SEPT. 5TH 9AM-3PM
Premier Bank-Northern Market
Nature Fresh Farms
North Star BlueScope Steel
Additionally, Habitat is raffling off two playhouses to the community through its OSU-MI Playhouse Give-away. Both playhouses are on display in Merchant Building #1 throughout the Fair - one themed Ohio State, one themed Michigan. Vote for your favorite at Habitat's website - each vote is an entry to win the playhouse you voted for! $5 per vote or 5 votes for $20. Voting now through November 24th - drawings on game day, November 25th. www.habitatfco.org or hit the QR code for voting.
Fulton County Fair, Habitat for Humanity Team Up with Numerous Businesses to Build Imagination and Creativity with Playhouse Projects – Raffling Off Two Playhouses. Six playhouses being sponsored and built by area businesses at the Fulton County Fair to give to local families. Additionally, 2 playhouses being raffled to the community.
Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County is teaming up with area businesses to build six playhouses for local children through Habitat’s Playhouse Project program. On September 2nd, employees of North Star BlueScope Steel and Woodforest National Bank will team up and volunteer to paint, assemble and decorate two playhouses in roughly six hours. Both recipient families will arrive mid-afternoon to see their playhouses for the first time and to meet the Woodforest and North Star employees that made it possible.
Then on Tuesday, September 5th, four playhouses will be built at the Fairgrounds, during Junior Fair Day. Sponsor teams from Nature Fresh Farms, Premier Bank, Subway (Archbold/Delta/Swanton) and North Star BlueScope Steel will create magic in the lives of four families who will receive the playhouses built that day.
Habitat’s Playhouse Project connects sponsors with families who would not be able to have a playhouse without assistance. With Habitat’s guidance, sponsors fund, design and build each playhouse, then get to present it to the children they are partnered with and experience the joy that such a tremendous gift brings.
“Playing house” is often the first-time kids think about what it means to have their own home. This inspires homeownership at an early age”, states Heidi Kern, Habitat’s Executive Director, adding, “Playhouse Projects are a win-win-win in that sponsors support their communities through a team bonding event, a local family gets a free playhouse and Habitat’s mission gets much-needed funding to build affordable homes.”
Subway, Woodforest Bank and Premier Bank will all be building their first playhouses with Habitat, while veteran teams from Nature Fresh Farms and North Star Bluescope Steel are returning after sponsoring playhouses in previous years. All will be building for the first time during the Fulton County Fair, which is an additional sponsor of Habitat’s Playhouse Project program.
Additionally, Habitat’s Board of Directors split into teams and built two playhouses to be raffled off to the community, one designed for Ohio State and the other for Michigan. Playhouses will be on display in the merchant building west of the grandstand during the Fair. Any adult interested in entering the raffle can vote for their favorite playhouse at Habitat’s website. Each vote is an entry for a chance to win the playhouse voted for; votes are $5 each or 5 votes for $20. Voting takes place now until the big game in November with drawings for the playhouse winners taking place livestream that day. Voting and more information at www.habitatfco.org on the OSU-MI Raffle.
Playhouse Project is Habitat’s way of helping children understand the value of “home” and provides a catalyst for creativity and imagination at a young age. These playhouse sponsorships will put smiles on children’s faces now and serve a family’s housing needs in the future. You can see these playhouses being built on the Saturday and Tuesday of the Fair at the north end of the fairgrounds where the horseshoe pits used to be. Teams will begin building at 9am with reveals to the families between 2pm and 4pm each day. For information on sponsoring Playhouse Project, contact Habitat, www.habitatfco.org.
Habitat of Fulton County serves Fulton, Henry & Defiance Counties with Playhouse Projects, Repairs, & Mobility Ramps – we continue to build new homes in Fulton County. For more information on Playhouse Project sponsorship, contact Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County. www.habitatfco.org