HomeAid Atlanta Project Playhouse rendering

    Volunteers build a custom child-size playhouse in support of HomeAid Atlanta’s mission

    HomeAid Atlanta is proud to bring it’s signature event, Project Playhouse™, back to Atlanta! The project features a unique child-sized playhouse that is custom-built and then raffled off this holiday season, with funds raised supporting HomeAid’s mission to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.

    “We are excited to revive Project Playhouse after so many years,” said Mandy Crater, HomeAid Atlanta Executive Director. “We had such success with the event from 2004 – 2010 that it is a dream come true for us to begin construction on this miniature, custom home. We are beyond grateful for the support and enthusiasm of Paran Homes, KSU, and all of the other donors for making Project Playhouse’s return a reality in 2018.”

    On Saturday, September 15, HomeAid, in partnership with home builder and Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association member Paran Homes, began construction on this year’s playhouse. The 2018 playhouse, named The Saltbox of the Earth, was designed by architect Mike Hart of The Hartwin Group and is being constructed by 15 volunteer members from Paran Homes and Kennesaw State University’s Residential Construction Management program. During Saturday’s workday, the group completed the framing of the playhouse in warehouse space generously donated by Meridian Brick & Masonry Supply in Smyrna.

    KSU & Paran Homes Project Playhouse volunteers
    Volunteers from Paran Homes and KSU at Meridian Brick & Masonry Supply on September 15.

    Beginning in mid-November, this adorable playhouse will be displayed at Avalon in Alpharetta. An online raffle will take place starting Black Friday, November 23, and will run through December 13. HomeAid Atlanta will announce the winner on December 15. All details for the raffle and winner will be available on www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.

    In addition to the support received from Paran Homes, KSU and The Hartwin Group, Project Playhouse has also received support through materials donations from the following companies:

    • Builders FirstSource
    • Champion Millworks
    • Tucker Door
    • Synergy Roofing, Inc.
    • Lindsay Windows
    • Trex

    Stay tuned for more information on this exciting project, including details on how to enter for your chance to win The Saltbox of the Earth!