HomeAid Houston’s Project Playhouse is an annual fundraiser that has raised over $1 million for future HomeAid construction projects. For the past 15 years, HomeAid has partnered with the Houston Astros and the Astros Foundation to showcase the playhouse at Minute Maid Park during the Astros games in late summer. This year HomeAid partnered with Toll Brothers as the Builder Captain for this 16th playhouse that is called Imagination Station. Toll Brothers’ Senior Purchasing Manager, Steve Woeppel pulled the winning ticket at the August 3 Astros vs. Red Sox game at Minute Maid Park. The winners were the Farley family from Houston. Imagination Station will be delivered and installed in their backyard.
Imagination Station was designed with a variety of playful amenities inside such as a hidden door and galaxy themed tunnel, a built-in floating desk, a “hot air balloon” with budgie basket and pully system, built-in bookshelves, a chalk/magnetic painted wall, a third level loft with storm theme painted walls, a rubber gym floor, air conditioning and many others. It is a modular design to simplify its transportation and reconstruction in the winner’s backyard.
“Our entire team at Toll Brothers is proud to have been a part of this year’s HomeAid Houston playhouse build,” said Woeppel. “The outpouring of generosity by the building community never ceases to amaze me. We are happy that Imagination Station will find its final destination in the winning family’s backyard. This was an amazing way to let our imagination run wild in the hopes that the playhouse will inspire young children to let their imagination create a world of fun for years to come. We are grateful to HomeAid for letting us be a part of this incredible journey.”
On hand for the drawing of the winning ticket by Steve Woeppel were, Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston; Kirsten Robbins, director of fund development for HomeAid and the agency’s two summer interns; Madeline Murphy and Chloe Howard. Joining Woeppel from Toll Brothers were, Jeanne Tran, Tammy Piazza, Taylor Rumsey, Mike Thixton, Jared Boyer and Chase Faulkner.
“HomeAid was honored to work with Toll Brothers this year on one of our largest fund raisers,” said Carole Brady. “We are thankful and blessed to work with such incredible professionals within the homebuilding industry.”
For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org.