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Great Neighbors: Playhouse Builders

By Jay Hildebrandt , Anchor
Published On: Jun 19 2013 06:51:27 PM CDT

Volunteers build playhouses for good cause

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

There are all kinds of great causes people donate their time for. It's a good feeling to give back to the community.

Dozens of people enjoyed that reward as they volunteered a whole day to build
playhouses as part of a fund raising project for the court appointed special advocates program, or CASA. The organization represents kids who have been taken away for neglect or abuse and are in foster care.

It's an invaluable service but there are costs involved in running the program. So volunteers are building playhouses which will be displayed in the 4thof July parade and then raffled off, with the proceeds going to CASA. It's a cause local home builders wanted to help out with.

"Well, as a home builders association we feel it's important that we put back into the community, you can't just take all the time - you've got to find things you can put back and donate your time to, and this is a great cause," Roy Ellis of the Home Builders association says.

But not just professional home builders are volunteering their time. Besides Gemco and HK Contractors, Eagle Eye Produce and the men's ministry of the Calvary Baptist church are volunteering. Everyone is happy to donate their time.

"Well, I think as a company it's important to be an active part of our community, and this we saw as a good fit - it's a good cause and we decided to support it," Eagle Eye Produce marketing director Nate Klingler says.

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