Pardee-built playhouse to be featured in event

HomeAid of Southern Nevada is hosting the first Project Playhouse benefit event in the Las Vegas area, assisted by Pardee Homes and several subcontractors and vendors, according to Klif Andrews, Southern Nevada division president for Pardee and Southern Nevada chapter president of HomeAid.

Built by volunteers from Pardee, Sunrise Carpentry and other HomeAid supporters, the toy shop-themed playhouse will be on display Dec. 1 through 15 in The District at Green Valley Ranch.

“The materials, workmanship and details will set this playhouse apart from a ready-made fort you can buy in a store,” Andrews said. “Some lucky family will have a great addition to their backyard this holiday season.”

Raffle tickets will be sold in The District for chances to win the 8-by-10-by-10-foot furnished playhouse. All proceeds will benefit HomeAid Southern Nevada’s mission to build dignified housing for the temporarily homeless.

“It’s wonderful that so many talented and dedicated people want to pitch in to build this kid-sized dream home,” said Kathleen Baker, executive director of HomeAid Southern Nevada. “We hope this is the start of a bigger and better program each year.”

“We jumped at the chance to work with Pardee as teammates on another charitable project,” said Eric Kirk, executive vice president of Sunrise Carpentry, which is donating materials and manpower, as well as the warehouse space to build the playhouse. The company was also a major donor to HomeAid’s Project Building Hope, the million-dollar renovation at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children earlier this year. “We are thankful Pardee gave us yet another opportunity to help HomeAid,” Kirk said.

In addition to the local Project Playhouse, Pardee Homes has built seven other playhouses this year on behalf of HomeAid that have earned appearances on national television and have been exhibited at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

“Pardee employees continually demonstrate their charitable spirit by embracing organizations that are trying to make a difference in the world,” said Mike McGee, president and chief executive officer of Pardee Homes, who also serves on HomeAid’s national board of directors. “These wonderful creations also represent donated materials and countless hours of labor by architects, building trade subcontractors, suppliers and craftsmen.”

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