Playhouse project donates small houses to local children

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – This is the Habitat for Humanity included in the Project Playhouse for the first time.

Director of Marketing, Piper Scott told KRIS 6 News they want to teach young children the importance of having a safe place to live.

“Sooner than soon, they will become homeowners and it’s not that easy,” she said.

Many organizations got their hands on it for a good cause, including the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery.

“It was a wonderful day. We have great weather, and we appreciate the opportunity to bring our volunteers out here and do good for the local community,” said Community Affairs Director, Jennifer Lira. .

Working on a playground with CITGO is Valero Energy.

Darcy Shroeder said they are delighted to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity.

Shroeder looked over the assembled cottages. Each is customized to each family’s personality.

Shroeder and her team started their project with a vision in mind.

“We received an email yesterday from Habitat for Humanity telling us a little bit about the family that is getting this home and the mother of 7 children. All children, boys and girls. So we did some green and some yellow,” says Shroeder.

The kids of Nueces and San Patricio County who were selected to receive a playhouse are getting more than they expected.

Izabella Castillo surprises with her pink and white little house.

“She is speechless and she likes to be alone. Having this playhouse is a great blessing,” said Izaella’s mother, Tahili Castillo. “She’s going to spend the day here now.”

The Valero team can also reveal their project to another family.

Habitat for Humanity wants to give presents to revelers on the occasion of Christmas. If you want to join, call 361-289-1740


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