TRU team members’ playhouse build benefits family
Clayton Home Building Group®, a division of Clayton and a Berkshire Hathaway company, partnered with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity to launch their inaugural Playhouse Build and donated a playhouse to a local family.
More than 30 team members from Clayton’s TRU® plant in Halls, Tenn. facility volunteered on Nov. 17 for the weekend Playhouse Build for new Clayton homeowners, the Glenn family.
The construction was part of the Knoxville Habitat Playhouse Build. The collaborative effort among local corporations, the Knoxville community and volunteers build and donate playhouses for local families or organizations.
The Clayton Built® playhouse was the first constructed for the organization’s Knoxville affiliate.
‘Bless a family’ with a Playhouse
“The Knoxville Habitat Playhouse Build is an excellent way to bless a family or group of children of the sponsor’s choice, while also helping the hardworking families in our program,” Knoxville Habitat for Humanity President/CEO Kelle Shultz said. “Like Knoxville Habitat, Clayton understands the importance of homeownership, and we are grateful for their generous support and teamwork that made our first Playhouse Build so successful.”
Corporate sponsors donate to participate in the Playhouse Build Program. This raises funds and awareness to support Knoxville Habitat for Humanity’s in aid of local families that need of affordable housing. The organization also partnered with Knox County Schools to build kits for the playhouses. Gibbs High School students built the TRU® Halls playhouse kit.
“Partnering with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity on their first Playhouse Build event was very special for our team,” said TRU® Halls Plant Manager Blake Ryman. “We are fortunate to sponsor a great organization that shares our commitment to providing affordable, quality homeownership.”
Builders Gain New Perspective from Homebuyers
Clayton team members and the Glenn family gathered at the TRU® Halls home building facility for the playhouse reveal and dedication. The Glenn family recently purchased a TRU® home built in the home building facility by the team members in attendance.
“We donated the playhouse to a local family who recently purchased a home that we built in our facility,” said Ryman. “It definitely put a smile on everyone’s face when we surprised the kids with their new playhouse as they moved into their new home. It means so much to our builders to meet the real families they are constructing these homes for – it really puts things into an important perspective.”