On Saturday, March 17, 2018, Fox & Roach Charities sponsored the 15th annual Build A House…Build A Dream Contest for Kids, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Chester County. The contest featured 5th grade students from throughout the area who worked individually or in pairs to build their own three-dimensional, model dream home.
The students displayed their models for judging at Church Farm School in Exton, PA. In addition to displaying their models, the students also explained the concepts and planning behind their designs. Judges and spectators remarked at the extraordinary level of detail and ingenuity seen in this year’s houses, which included a house built like a brain, houses built in space, and houses built on bodies of water!
Pictured above (left to right) are this year’s winners: 3rd Place, Regan Arnold (Garnet Valley Elementary); 2nd place, Danielle May (Garnet Valley Elementary; 1st place, Matteo Riordan (Avon Grove Charter). Also pictured (back row, left to right): George Fasic,former Director of the Chester County Planning Commission and WCU professor; Kassie Erb, President of Fox & Roach Charities; Kate Weidner, Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of Chester County, Jerry Levinsky, Senior Director of Facilities at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine; and event emcee, NBC Philadelphia Meteorologist, Bill Henley.