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Girls Build starts with playhouse project

| March 5, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Women Build Committee, a part of Habitat for Humanity of Coshocton County, has created a new program called Girls Build to allow girls age 12-18 the opportunity to participate in a building project. During our previous Women Build, we became aware of girls under the age of 18 who were interested in building; however, our insurance prohibits minors from participating if power tools are being utilized. This motivated us to create the playhouse project where girls could learn basic building skills, enhance their teamwork abilities, and contribute to Habitat’s mission by assembling playhouses for a silent auction.

The materials for this project will be cut to size by the female students in the building trades class at the Career Center. The girls in the playhouse project will then assemble the 4’ x 5’ playhouses using hammers and cordless screw guns. They will also paint the playhouses using their own creativity. This project will promote the values of commitment and teamwork, as well as provide a sense of accomplishment and community involvement.

The playhouses will be offered through a silent auction at the Habitat for Humanity Home and Lifestyle Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8 and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9. The proceeds brought in by the auction will go toward the funding of the next Girls Build project. 

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