LANCASTER – Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio, along with presenting sponsor Performance GMC Cadillac and nine other local partners, are building playhouses for children in the community on Sept. 30.

Local Fairfield and Hocking County businesses sponsor the playhouses and bring a team of volunteers to design, paint, and assemble the playhouses during the event, which will be held indoors at the new Fairfield County Workforce Center, 4465 Coonpath Road NW, Carroll, Ohio, according to a news release from the organization.

“Along with this event we are breaking ground in Pleasantville in August for our first house as Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio,” said Stephanie Taylor, director of community engagement at Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio. “The community and local businesses have already shown great support.”

Project Playhouse is the first annual fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio, benefiting children in the community and supporting its overall mission. Habitat is partnering with 10 companies/organizations to sponsor and build 10 playhouses for families in need in Fairfield and Hocking County. These playhouses, designed with the child’s input for a theme, provide a safe and fun space to play and instill the value of home ownership at a young age.

This will be Habitat’s biggest fundraiser of the year with the proceeds from Project Playhouse going directly to building affordable, energy-efficient homes for local families. Every home is built alongside local partner families, who put in at least 250 sweat equity hours on the project. Once it is complete, the family purchases their home with a no-interest loan through Habitat. Habitat homes are completely funded by local donations, sponsorships, and grants.

Habitat extends a special thank you to presenting sponsor Performance GMC Cadillac, and to The Fairfield County Workforce Center for their partnership and donation of the space needed to host this event.

“This is a great opportunity to share our new Workforce Center,” said Rick Szabrak, Fairfield County economic and workforce development director. “We’re excited to partner with Habitat and looking forward to a successful event.”

Businesses and organizations can contribute to this project via sponsorship opportunities, donations, or volunteering. Please contact Stephanie Taylor 740-870-5046 or stephanie@habitatseo.org.

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