If you haven't heard of Habitat For Humanity, or aren't sure what they do, it was a program started by former President Jimmy Carter, to build homes for families in need.  There is a Habitat chapter in most cities in America, including Boise. People can apply for a Habitat Homes year round, but only a small number are built.  Habitat For Humanity Boise has come up with a cool way to raise even more money and get their volunteers more engaged.  They've built playhouses for kids, that will be on display at The Village At Meridian May 7th through May 11th. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at The Habitat For Humanity booth at Fountain Square at The Village. Proceeds will go to future projects to build homes for areas residents who truly could never afford a home of their own.

From the IdahoNews2 story, Tom Lay the Executive Director of Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, commented "Many of our sponsored want the ability to work on a house. But we only have so many houses to build. To get their employees engaged in supporting habitat, we thought this is about as close as you can do to come out and build something and then be able to use it to raise funds for the organization"

Think about it, you get to be the coolest parent on the planet, by winning an awesome playhouse for your kids, and you're doing a great thing for the community.