Project Playhouse will have a Ducks feel to it this Sunday, August 30. Benefiting HomeAid Orange County, Ducks Day at Project Playhouse will be held from 12-6 p.m. Come join Wild Wing and the Street Team, who will be bringing an inflatable slap shot cage and prize wheel with them, for what promises to be a fun-filled day at Irvine Spectrum Center.
Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 and has become HomeAid Orange County’s signature fundraiser. For 18 years, dedicated homebuilders, trades, architects and designers have donated their talents and resources to create these whimsical playhouses. The unique event has raised more than $5 million to help the 20-year-old non-profit organization build 44 housing developments, which were gifted to 25 service providers who provide aid and shelter to homeless men, women and children.
The nine playhouses and one amazing doghouse will be on display at Irvine Spectrum Center now through Saturday, Sept. 12. On the weekends, for a $5 donation per person (children age 3 and under are free), visitors can enter the village and view the house interiors through playhouse Dutch doors. The six-week long event culminates with the live public auction of the playhouses at Irvine Spectrum Center on Saturday, Sept. 12. One playhouse – Choco’s Fantasy Farmhouse built by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc, in partnership with CHOC Children’s is the 2009 opportunity drawing playhouse. Anyone who purchases a $1 opportunity drawing ticket could win this adorable playhouse designed to encourage healthy, imaginative play for children. Tickets sales from the opportunity drawing will benefit HomeAid Orange County and CHOC Children’s in support of the two non-profit organizations’ missions of serving children and families in the community.