The Building Industry Charitable Foundation, YouthBuild Louisville and Kosair Charities presented the custom playhouses to their recipients – two Kosair Kids, Caden Williams Mills and Same Harris – on July 1. Now the homes are on display for the public to view during the annual Homearama event, hosted this year at Locust Creek and Rock Springs. One playhouse will be on site in each neighborhood beginning this weekend, July 13.
Each play house was designed, built, and decorated especially for its recipient, with the child’s involvement at each step of the process. Registered Builders and Remodelers of the Home Builders Association of Louisville (HBAL) teamed up with local HBAL-members to create a playhouse 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 both playhouses this year. David Hobbs, 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.”
Registered Builder and Remodeler Michael O’Dea, Michael O’Dea Builder, built the playhouse on display in Rock Springs. Interior design was provided by Amber Fischer, Interior Designer. Registered Remodeler Mike Isaac, Isaac Contracting &Design Co., Inc built the playhouse on display in Locust Creek. Interior design was provided by Leigh Stoess, Stoess Manor.
Homearama opens this weekend, July 13 and goes until July 28 at Locust Creek and Rock Springs. The Playhouses will be given to the children at the conclusion of Homearama. The Building Industry Charitable Foundation built its first playhouse in 2011 and also partnered with Kosair Charities and YouthBuild Louisville.
Photo from the 2013 Playhouse Reveal on July 1st, 2013