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Building Industry Charitable Foundation Partnered with Kosair Charities and YouthBuild Louisville to Build Two Play Houses for Kosair Kids
LOUISVILLE, KY, May 22, 2012 – The Building Industry Charitable Foundation of the Home Builders Association of Louisville has teamed up with Kosair Charities and YouthBuild Louisville for the second year to build not one, but two play houses for deserving Kosair Kids. The homes will be on display for the public to view during the annual Homearama event, hosted this year at Rock Springs and Shakes Run July 14-29. One playhouse will be on site in each neighborhood.
Each play house is designed, built, and decorated especially for its recipient, with the child’s involvement at each step of the process. Registered Builders of the Home Builders Association of Louisville (HBAL) teamed up with local HBAL-members to create a play house that will not only enhance the child’s life, but also serve as a therapy-aide for continued strength and improvement to their quality of life.
River City Bank is the sponsor of the play house that will be built by Pat Durham, Pat Durham Builders, with interior design by Lisa Lynn Knight, Lisa Lynn Designs, which will be onsite in Rock Springs during Homearama. Jeremy Stull, Assistant Vice President of River City Bank said of their involvement with the project, “River City Bank is extremely excited to be a part of something so positive for these kids. It’s heartwarming to know that we, along with the many other people and organizations involved, can provide this family their very own place they can enjoy for many years to come.”
Brandon Bailey, Bailey Remodeling and Construction will build the play house on display in Shakes Run. Interior design will be provided by Liz Wilson, Liz At Home.
Homearama will take place July 14-29, 2012 at Rock Springs and Shakes Run. The Playhouses will be unveiled to the recipients during a ceremony held at the YouthBuild Louisville campus in late June.
The Building Industry Charitable Foundation built its first playhouse in 2011 and also partnered with Kosair Charities and YouthBuild Louisville. The play houses are a perfect project for the Foundation because it allows members of the Home Builders Association of Louisville to use their talents and expertise to not only build something special for a deserving child and family, but also share their skills with the students of YouthBuild Louisville by mentoring the young people involved in the trades program.
About the Building Industry Charitable Foundation:
The Building Industry Charitable Foundation was granted 501(c)3 status in 2009. It operates under the Executive Committee of the Home Builders Association of Louisville with the mission to integrate the charitable needs of the community with the philanthropic goals of the building industry and the Association’s members. The Building Industry Charitable Foundation developed the playhouse project as a way to showcase the talents of the Association’s Registered Builder and Registered Remodelor members while providing a meaningful experience to local children and young adults through its partnerships with Kosair Charities and YouthBuild Louisville. For more information, visit BICFLouisville.org.
About YouthBuild Louisville:
YouthBuild Louisville’s mission is to capitalize on the positive energy of young adults by helping them rebuild their communities and their own lives with a commitment to work, education, responsibility and family. YouthBuild aides unemployed and undereducated young people, ages 16-24, built affordable housing for homeless and low-income families in their own communities. They split their time between the construction site and the classroom, where they earn their GED or high school diploma, learn to be community leaders and prepare for jobs or college. To learn more about YouthBuild Louisville, vising youthbuildlouisville.org.
About Kosair Charities:
Since its founding in 1923, Kosair Charities has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children by providing quality health care for those who had nowhere else to turn. Through support from generous donors, children who have no other source of help receive the medical attention they desperately need and deserve. Embracing the theory that no child deserves a broken heart and no child deserves to be sick, Kosair Charities’ success is evident in their support of a national network of hospitals, local convalescent homes, research centers and many other agencies dedicated to helping children. For more information on Kosair Charities, visit kosair.org.