On Saturday, December 2, MVA Upper School students participated in Habitat for Humanity’s annual Jingle Playhouse Build. This year, MVA students built a special playhouse that will be used by many children for years to come and will serve an important purpose for the Refuge at Jumper Creek. The Refuge at Jumper Creek provides emergency housing for homeless families and has housing dedicated specifically to veterans. They also have many families with children on site.

“This was a new experience for me and it was amazing to be a part of this Jingle Build Off,” said Kirstin Coffman, MVA’s Director of Residential Life. “The Montverde Academy students worked incredibly hard the whole time to make this playhouse the best it could be for the children that will get to play and make memories in there. What was also neat about it was the other teams that were there building and decorating their playhouses were all helpful and encouraging everyone around them. We are so grateful to Michael Pape and Associates, PA, for sponsoring our playhouse so that we could have this experience.”

“We are so glad your students could participate again this year,” said Lacie Himes, the Development Director of Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter. “They did a great job, and the playhouse will be enjoyed by many families at the Refuge at Jumper Creek.”


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