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Grade 5 Partners with Habitat for Humanity

By Emilyn Edquilang, marketing and communications assistant
Middle School students build and decorate playhouses for local families.
The following excerpt is from the La Jolla Light article, "La Jolla Country Day students build playhouses for Habitat for Humanity."

A group of La Jolla Country Day School fifth-graders assembled and painted playhouses this week in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to donate their creations to Head Start programs, Habitat homeowners or low-income military families throughout the San Diego area.

During the building process May 18-19, students assembled the sides, doors, windows and trim, built the roofs and painted and decorated the completed structures.

Linnea Lagerstrom, corporate partnerships manager for Habitat for Humanity — which helps low-income families build and buy their own homes — said the project is “a way for us to engage with younger folks that can’t be on our build sites” for full-size homes.

She said the fifth-graders raised money for the playhouse materials as well as to help build full-size houses. San Diego Habitat for Humanity first facilitated the program for this age group in 2017. Students have raised money by hosting lemonade stands, car washes and yard sales and reaching out to area parents.

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