22 Mar Build A House…Build A Dream Contest for Kids, March 18, 2017
Fox & Roach Charities was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 14th Annual Build A House…Build A Dream Contest for Kids on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Church Farm School in Exton, PA.
Open to fifth graders from across the Delaware Valley, the contest invites students to design and build their “dream houses”. This year, 100 fifth graders displayed their creations before a panel of judges made up of local architects, engineers, builders and other volunteers. The students are quizzed by the judges on design, construction, materials and even environmental impact. Many remarked on the extraordinary creativity of this year’s houses which included a house on the moon, a house held by an octopus, and an Olympics themed house.
This year’s event raised $15,000 to help construct affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity of Chester County.
A HUGE thank you to NBC 10 News Reporter Katy Zachry who graciously served as emcee and to the many volunteers who were on hand from local colleges and high schools, BHHS Fox & Roach, REALTORS, The Trident Group and HfHCC to ensure a successful event.
Congratulations to the all the fifth-graders for an awesome display of creativity and especially this year’s winners (pictured above left to right):
- Second Place: Maggie & Courtney from Hillendale Elementary
- First Place: Alley & Grace from Garnet Valley Elementary
- Third Place: Katie & Marley from Swathmore Rutledge Elementary
Fox & Roach Charities is the founding sponsor of the Build A House…Build A Dream Contest for Kids. In 14 years, this event has helped raise over $620,000 to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Chester County. Since their beginning in 1989, HfhCC has served 147 families in Chester County and continues to build 2 – 6 houses every year.