18th Annual Build A House…Build A Dream Contest for Kids 2021

18th Annual Build A House...Build A Dream Contest for Kids

Virtual Edition

On March 20th, beginning at 10 AM, Habitat for Humanity of Chester County will be hosting a virtual presentation of the 18th annual Build a House…Build a Dream contest. Fox & Roach/Trident Charities is proud to be a founding sponsor of this event.


This year’s event will be held virtually for the safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff members. Fifth-grade students from the entire Delaware valley have been invited to participate by submitting videos and photos of their dream homes to be virtually judged by a panel of architects and long time Habitat volunteers. A presentation highlighting the student’s designs will be made available online on March 20 for friends, sponsors and families to watch.

Visit the Habitat for Humanity of Chester County
virtual event page

For sponsorship opportunities, to make a donation, and get updates on the event details

Get the event poster

A few of last year’s entries —

About the Build A House…Build A Dream Contest for kids


Fox & Roach/Trident Charities is proud to be the founding sponsor of the Build A House…Build A Dream contest which raises funds for and awareness of the home-building efforts of Habitat for Humanity in Chester County and the greater Delaware Valley.


2021 marks the 18th anniversary of the contest. To date, more than 6,000 fifth-grade students from 750 area schools have participated, and roughly $500,000 has been raised through sponsorships in support of Habitat. In addition, hundreds of volunteer hours have been given by BHHS Fox & Roach/Trident sales associates and employees.


The contest is open to any fifth-grader in public, private, charter, parochial, or homeschool in the greater Delaware Valley. Students work individually or in pairs to build their own three-dimensional model dream home to be evaluated by a panel of judges from the building industry. All children receive recognition for their efforts. The contest is free to enter and relies exclusively on sponsorships to raise money.