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Saturday’s Weather Was Perfect for a Habitat Project

This past Saturday, February 23rd the weather was perfect for work! Habitat for Humanity of Smith County worked on the Woods home with much appreciated volunteers from Wilhite Landscaping (including David Covey, his wife and crew), young men from Latter Day Saints, and of course, Melinda Woods and her family.

Take a look at at the wonderful photos below, they capture the beautiful weather and the incredible spirit of the volunteers!


Here at Habitat we are really excited about the PLAYhouse project. For those of you who haven’t heard about it, PLAYhouse is a  joint venture between Fitzpatrick Architects and TISD (resembling a Freshman College Level Architecture Studio) where students design and build (with professional assistance) up to 4 playhouses. These PLAYhouses are up for bid at http://www.32auctions.com .100% of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity of Smith County.


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These students dedicated an entire semester to building PLAYhouses and they did a fantastic job.

What I hope these students realize is they built so much more than just a PLAYhouse, they are building hope. The money from these PLAYhouses will help Habitat build REAL homes for deserving families. These homes will make a positive impact on a family for a lifetime.

Here’s the catch… We only get to help these people and build these homes if we sell the PLAYhouses. That’s were we need YOU.

I know some of you might be thinking ” I don’t need a PLAYhouse”. Very true, you may not need one, but does your church playground? Or a local school or other organizations in your area? What better way to say “Thank You” to a church or organization you’ve supported for years than to gift them with something like this! Ask your friends to purchase it with you!

To learn more about the PLAYhouse project visit our website: click here.

Press Conference at Fresh

Habitat got to show off the PLAYhouses to the community last week at a press conference at FRESH. It was a beautiful day and we were very impressed by the students hard work!

CBS 19 was kind enough to take footage from the press conference. Thanks CBS 19!


Click the link below to view video…

KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports


PLAYhouse Project

PLAYhouse is a joint venture between Fitzpatrick Architects and The Tyler ISD Career and Technology Department. Fitzpatrick Architects, acting as mentor to the architecture / construction departments at TISD created a freshman level college studio curriculum where students design and build (with professional assistance) up to 4 playhouses.

The auction is open from November 9th – December 17th. To place a bid, click here: www.32auctions.com/playhouse

The PLAYhouses will be on display at Fresh on November 29th!

If you’re looking for amazing Christmas gifts, take a look at the pictures below. To get more information and see behind the scenes footage of the PLAYhouse’s being built, click here.




Rocket Ship






Great Day at Habitat

On Wednesday, two families became official Habitat homeowners. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to the Lopez Family and the Ponciano Family!

Picking Colors

Our Habitat homeowner get to customize their home by choosing everything from the house color to the drawer pulls. Here are a few pictures of Melinda picking out items for her home.

Wall Raising Day

Last Saturday, Habitat got to raise the walls for soon-to-be homeowner Melinda Woods!

Check out these fun pictures from the day!