Build a House…Build a Dream 2015


Looking for a new channel to engage students in math, social studies, writing and/or presentation skills?

Interested in creating a class project to bring some excitement to the cold, short winter days?

Habitat for Humanity of Delaware Valley’s Build A House, Build A Dream Contest for Kids may offer you both! Since 2002, more than 5000 fifth grade students from 750 schools throughout the Delaware Valley have participated, and the contest has raised over $550,000 to help support Habitat’s regional homebuilding initiatives.

Join the Build A House … Build A Dream Contest!

The contest challenges fifth grade students (individually or as a small team) to build three dimensional, model “dream homes”, and present their homes to our judges at the event. Participating students’ imaginative, colorful designs reflect their far ranging interests and the issues that concern them. Adults involved learn a lot from these impressive kids too!

Both students and teachers have found it a fun way to learn and teach various topics, such as:
Social and Environmental Studies—Finding the inspiration for their design creates research opportunities into current events, environmentally friendly building, their own heritage, and other cultures.
Math—Building a proportionate home within the size restrictions helps students practice their math skills through measurement, conversion, and basic addition and subtraction. It also demonstrates the need for these skills in daily life!
Writing and Presentation Skills—Composing a short essay describing their home and making a brief oral presentation of their home to our volunteer judges helps students practice their communication skills.

Habitat for Humanity of Delaware Valley’s Twelfth Annual Build A House … Build A Dream Contest for Kids will be held at:

Villanova University on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the Twelfth Annual Build a House…Build a Dream! Contest for Kids

will be held at Dougherty Hall at Villanova University. You and your partner must arrive together, with your completed house, between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. There will be an opening ceremony at 9:35 a.m. and the contest judging begins promptly at 9:45 a.m. At least one adult should accompany you, and plan to stay with you for the duration of the event.

Judging will begin at 9:45 a.m. You should be standing next to your house at that time. If your house is not selected after the first round of judging you may leave your house in the Contest area and watch the next 2 rounds of judging. Children can leave upon elimination if they wish to do so. When you leave, you must take your house with you.

Be prepared to discuss your entry with the judges, who are building professionals. Bring two copies of your essay that describes in 100 words or less (neatly handwritten or typed) your entry and any features that you would like to draw to the judges’ attention. Explain why this is your dream house. Tell us something about you and your partner, and describe the type of house you would like to build and live in if there were no limits.  

The Awards Ceremony will take place at approximately 12:45 p.m. All contestants are invited to attend. Finalists may be asked to leave their houses with Habitat for Humanity for an extended exhibition in another public location.

Directions and a campus map can be found at:


All participants should plan to park at the St. Augustine Center Parking Garage.  (right off of the Ithan Road entrance) This is #46 on the campus map.  Volunteers will be at the parking garage to assist with directions and getting the houses to Dougherty Hall.  

By entering this Contest, parents and guardians are allowing photographs of their children to be taken and used for publicity and/or news purposes.


Find out more about the contest:

Presenting Sponsor



Event Sponsor

Celebrating 25 Years of Building Houses, Hope & Dignity!

Habitatf4Humanity_25thGalaLogoASave the date to celebrate our silver anniversary by sharing an elegant and entertaining evening at Radnor Hunt this autumn!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
6:00pm – 10:30pm
Black-Tie Invited Gala Highlights:
Cocktail Reception
Five-Course Gourmet Local Chef Dinner
Live & Silent Auctions
Dancing to The Love Jones Band
Special Guests & Surprises
Advance Purchase Tickets* (until September 1):
Preferred Table – $1,800 for 8 guests
Individual – $225 per guest
After September 1: $2,000/table & $250/ticket
(*a portion is tax-deductible)
To purchase tickets and tables please use this PayPal button:
Individual Tickets and Tables

To become a sponsor please email today!

11th Annual HfHCC Golf Tournament Wrap-Up

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11th Annual Habitat Golf Outing

Monday, June 16, 2014

Stonewall Links

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Thank you to all of our sponsors!


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Guggenheim Funds

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Brandywine Valley HVAC

Eagle Eye Associates

M&T Bank

Snack Table Sponsors-


Rick and Robin Gasloli

Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contest Sponsors-

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Pennoni Associates

Tague Lumber

The Bourbon Trailblazer

Raffle Sponsors

Bryan Hauptfuhrer

Pennoni Associates

TrevDan Inc.

Hole-in-One Sponsor

Audi Conshohocken

Wine Sponsor

J.Maki Winery

Tee Sponsors

Beneficial Bank

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services – Tony Dahm

 BroadSoft – Steve Libbey

Carroll Engineering

Charlestown Paving Company

Con Murphy’s Irish Pub

GolfTEC- King of Prussia

Lamb McErlane PC

McCarthy Engineering

Phillips Mushroom Farms

Precision Flooring Enterprises

State Farm-Ed Hart

State Financial Network

Stephano Slack LLC

Tir Na Nog Irish Bar and Grill

US Auto and Home Insurance – Dan Gouch


The Weaver Group

Warfel Construction




Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Chester County’s homebuilding fund.

WCU Habitat for Humanity Run to Build Hope

Team up with Habitat for a 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, April 13, 2013 to support the West Chester University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. 

Registration and t-shirt pick-up will be at the corner of Market and Church Streets from 9 to 10 a.m. (in front of the former courthouse building located in the Borough of West Chester).  The race will begin at the same location at 10 a.m. and there will be prizes for the top runners.

This year there will also be a 1-Mile Kid Run.  Sign-in is at 10 a.m. with the race held at 11 a.m.

Register Online at

Keyword: Team Up With Habitat

The cost is $20 per person for the 5K, and $10 per person for the Kid Run.  All money raised will go to the local Habitat affiliate, Habitat for Humanity of Chester County.

Register before March 31st and enter this code:


For $5 off your registration fee

Car Show!







Saturday, October 13, 2012 (Rain Date: October 20)
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
New Garden Shopping Center
(Baltimore Pike and Scarlet Road, Kennett Square)

Come visit our Kennett Square ReStore (345 Scarlet Road) for refreshments after the event!

Anyone wanting to register their car can do so by filling out the registration form.

For information,please contact Jason Pyrah: 610-384-7993, x12

Event Proceeds Benefit the Construction of Decent, Affordable Housing in West Grove