The small town of Lafayette, Louisiana is home to more than just a few neighborhoods and shopping centers – this town is the location of one of the community’s most heartwarming stories. On a quiet street in a picturesque neighborhood sits a beautiful two-story home. The house is painted white –indicative of a fresh start – and the door is a cheerful red. A lush, green lawn greets visitors as they approach. But it isn’t the outside of this house that makes it so special – it’s the people who came together to build this house that are truly making a difference in the community.
The Lafayette Dream Home is the brainchild of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and builder McLain Companies. St. Jude Children’s Hospital regularly holds raffles across the country that allow its supporters to purchase $100 tickets – each of which could hold the keys to a dream home or a variety of other prizes like one year of free groceries, a $5,000 VISA gift card or a 2016 Gator-Tail boat.
The prizes are just an incentive. Loyal St. Jude’s supporters know the real prize is what happens after the raffle; all proceeds from the tickets go directly toward pediatric cancer research and awareness programs to help find new treatment options and less invasive surgeries for children who need it most. St. Jude is currently the leading research center for pediatric cancers in the United States – and they don’t show signs of backing down any time soon.
Organizers Direct designer Mark Fontenot of Monkey Bars Louisiana has been featured on HGTV, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Property Brothers, and even Bob Vila, but that hasn’t stopped him from donating his design services, products and installation to the Lafayette Dream Home.
Fontenot evaluated the home’s space and installed custom garage storage cabinets, slatwall and overhead racks. The home’s new owners can enjoy completely unique garage organization systems that are unmatched in both quality and design. Winners of this grand prize will also have all wood products covered for life under our industry-leading manufacturer’s warranty. How’s that for a dream home?
Organizers Direct is about so much more than just building storage and organizational systems; we help turn average houses into homes for families. We create the space you need to live, work and play efficiently. Most of all: we support our community – and our dealers do, too. We are proud to have dealers like Monkey Bars Louisiana that care about making a difference in their community.
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