Build A House….Build A Dream Competition
On Saturday, March 10, approximately 300 5th graders will unveil a model of their dream home at Immaculata University at the 10thannual “Build A House….Build A Dream” competition. The event will be held in Alumnae Hall and children and their families begin arriving at 8:00 a.m. Final judging begins at 1:00 p.m.
Fifth graders from across the Delaware Valley work individually or in teams to build their own three-dimensional, model dream home and bring them to the contest for display and judging. Over the years, themes for the houses consisted of spaceships, and houses made from pencils and pasta, houses created to withstand tsunamis, and environmentally “green” homes.
Approximately 60 judges, including architects and engineers, and Immaculata University’s Sister Joseph Marie Carter, IHM, director of Academic Advisement, will narrow the field down to 10 finalists. All participants receive recognition for their efforts and the top winners earn cash prizes. In addition, several Immaculata students, faculty, and staff will serve as volunteers for the day.
The goal of the event is to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing and funds for local Habitat homebuilding programs for low income families in Philadelphia, Camden, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. The program is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and its affiliates of the Delaware Valley.
“Immaculata University, with its commitment to service in the community, is proud to host the 10th annual “Build A House…Build A Dream,” commented Janet Kane, EdD, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, who facilitated the day’s events.
Immaculata University is a residential, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.