This weekend our President, Duane Gibson, attended the Playhouse Build Competition & Auction for the “Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.” The fundraising event was held to support children and youth victims of crime in Niagara.
Duane attended in support of the event with the Niagara Home Builders Association and one of Gibbys clients, Rinaldi Homes.
Several of Niagara’s Local Developers including Rinaldi Homes, Mountainview Homes, Phelps Homes, and Southport Builders, participated in the event. The builders provided all their time and labour at no expense and turned the parking lot at Jeanne Sauve French Immersion Public School in St. Catharines into a playhouse construction zone for the afternoon.
All of the playhouses were auctioned off at the end of the day, and as it turned out Duane was on of the lucky winning bidders. We’re calling our new (upside-down) building “Gibbys Playhouse.”
The Playhouse Build Competition & Auction raised $3,000 for the centre, which helps with child abuse investigations by reducing the amount of times a child has to repeat their experience to adults. The centre also provides support and therapeutic resources for children and their families, as well as long-term support.