Thursday, September 23, 2010

McCarthy Building Companies and CHOC Children’s Help Raise $338,000 by Building a Playhouse for HomeAid Orange County’s Project Playhouse® Event

NEWPORT BEACH, CA-– McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., (, in partnership with CHOC Children’s recently built a technologically advanced playhouse for HomeAid Orange County’s 19th Annual Project Playhouse® fundraiser.

This is the second year in a row that McCarthy and CHOC have teamed to build a playhouse for the Project Playhouse® event.

 The playhouse was built with thousands of dollars worth of services and supplies donated by McCarthy Building Companies along with various subcontractors and vendors.

 The McCarthy and CHOC Children’s playhouse is HomeAid’s “opportunity drawing playhouse” which is the only playhouse that could be won by purchasing $2 raffle tickets.

Six additional playhouses were donated by other building teams and sold at a live auction party on September 10.

Approximately $338 thousand was raised for HomeAid Orange County through the Project Playhouse® event.

 All of the playhouses were on display in the Project Playhouse® Village from July 31 to September 10 at the Irvine Spectrum Center ®. (bottom left photo)

 During the event, the McCarthy/CHOC playhouse received two awards given by HomeAid Orange County —
 The Grand Award (First Place) and Secret Garden Award (Best Landscape Design).

 “Historically, Project Playhouse builder teams were residential home builders,” said, Gina Scott, HomeAid Orange County, Director of Development.

 “McCarthy Building Companies was one of our first commercial builders, and they have done an exceptional job of adapting their talents and resources to create innovative playhouses that are popular with children and adults.

“ We deeply appreciate McCarthy’s generous support and the incredible participation from the McCarthy Heart Hats.”

 Laura Mickelson (LM Communications), (949) 453-0851
 Susan Garritano (McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.), (314) 968-3300

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