The St. Jude’s Dream Home Giveaway is coming to Richmond Hill for the second year in a row. Local builders and industry folks from Richmond Hill have joined together and pledged to donate time and services to begin creating the home, which organizers say is worth approximately $360,000.
The ground breaking took place Thursday at a site in the Richmond Hill Plantation subdivision. Raffle tickets will soon be sold for the home giveaway, with the proceeds to go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. It is the single largest fundraising event for the hospital which usually includes 30 homes per year across the country and over $150 million raised.
Richmond Hill’s Homes of Integrity are again the builders of the Dream Home. Co-owner Meagan Mowry said she was glad to do it, and has been both surprised and inspired by the list of local companies that have jumped on board with donations of supplies and services.
"It’s a big challenge this year, with the market being difficult for so many people, we really had our work cut out for us," Mowry said. "We are so excited with the generosity we’ve had from the subcontractors you see here today that have volunteered to do so much more than we expected."
Tickets, sold for $100 each, will be available starting March 1. The grand prize winner will win the home, but there are many other prizes as well. For more information, visit www.stjudedreamhome.org.