On Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, we broke ground on the second annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house. The home is located again in The Oak’s Lookout Pointe in Derby, KS.
And we’re off and running. Our sub contractors and trade partners have already gone over and beyond with their pledges for donated materials. Bella Bush, the continuing face of our Wichita area St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, is doing well with her new chemo treatments. And more people understand exactly what this fundraiser means to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
One thing we’re doing differently this year – besides a totally new floorplan – is we are focusing on making this home a community effort. While attending builder meetings at St. Jude late this summer, Star Lumber’s Randy Chippeaux commented how proud he felt about our Wichita community with the other builders came up to us and congratulated Wichita on such a successful 2016 campaign. The success of last year is because Wichita and the surrounding area really stepped up and showed what a true and caring community we are. So this year we want to continue that feeling and really make this home special with a team effort.
The new home won’t disappoint. This house is 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house with a total of 3,814 finished square feet. There will be a bonus room above the garage, a man cave in the garage with sliding doors, plus a wine room and craft room located in the basement.
Tickets will go on sale March 1, 2017 on KSN-TV. Open house tours begin in April with the giveaway date of May 17, 2017. We’ll have 8,500 tickets this year so we’re eager to raise $850,000 for the children of St. Jude.
We just want to thank everyone who has already offered time and materials to the new house. If you want to help, give us a call at 316.684.0161.
Here’s to another great year.