Build A House…Build A Dream 2019

Fox & Roach Charities’ Build A House…Build A Dream Contest for Kids

Benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Chester Country

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Fox & Roach/Trident Charities sponsored the 16th annual Build A House…Build A Dream Contest for Kids, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Chester County. The contest features 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 at Church Farm School in Exton, PA, describing for the judges 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 entirely of books, houses built in space and underground, and all manner of eco-friendly and energy self-sufficient homes.


Pictured above in the front row (left to right) are this year’s winners: 2nd place, Ceri & Sofia (Garnet Valley Elementary); 1st place, Sofie & Giana (Swarthmore Rutledge & Parkside); 3rd place, Lila (Swarthmore Rutledge).  NBC10 Philadelphia Meteorologist, Bill Henley (rear left) was on hand as this year’s Master of Ceremonies.

Fast Facts About this year's Build A House...Build A Dream Contest

  • $20,000+ funds raised for Habitat for Humanity Chester Country

  • 147 Students Participated (30% more than last year!)

  • 50 Volunteers

  • Participating Schools from Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties

  • Thank You to our Sponsors

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach | The Trident Group | Fox & Roach Trident Charities Univest | Bentley Systems | PAX Partners of Raymond James | Bryn Mawr Trust | St. Gobain | RKL | The Martin Architectural Group | Giant | Bernadon.

  • Congratulations to Our Winners

    1st Place: Sofie & Giana from Swarthmore-Rutledge & Parkside | 2nd Place: Ceri & Sofia from Garnet Valley Elementary | Lila from Swarthmore-Rutledge

  • More Thanks!

    Thank you to Church Farm School for hosting the event and NBC10 Philadelphia and YMCA of Greater Brandywine for being our event partners.  Food, drink, supplies and raffle items were donated by the following companies and a big thank you to them as well: Downingtown BJ’s Wholesale Club | West Chester Philly Pretzel | Herrs Food Inc. | Turkey Hill | Wawa | The Home Depot | Color Me Mine | Crayola | Currie Hair, Skin and Nails | Dave & Busters | Delaware Natural History Museum \ Fellini Cafe | Oasis Family Fun Center | Palace Bowling | Philadelphia Flyers | Philadelphia Soul | Philadelphia Wings | Philadelphia Union | Philadelphia Rock Gym | Picaboo | Reading Fightin Phils | Treehouse World | Tyler Arboretum | Walt Disney World.

Scenes from the 16th Annual Build A House...Build A Dream Contest