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Wilhelm Construction and Poynter Sheet Metal build playhouse for Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

Wilhelm Builds all Dreams Big and Small:

Employees from Wilhelm Construction and Poynter Sheet Metal teamed up for an unusual fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis. They built a playhouse in the shape of a cupcake!

The cupcake playhouse features a sheet metal “wrapper,” spray-foam insulation “frosting,” foam pool noodles for “sprinkles” and wood trim for a door and windows. Working on the playhouse turned out to be a fun endeavor for the Wilhelm and Poynter employees.

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“Our shop employees were surprised when we asked them to help with the cupcake. The smiles on their faces when it was completed were well worth the time and effort donated toward the project,” said Joseph Lansdell, president of Poynter.

Habitat collected 18 custom-designed playhouses from area companies as part of their Play It Forward campaign, which runs from June through August. The playhouses will be on display for the public at various venues around Indianapolis including Lowe’s stores, the Children’s Museum and Castleton Square Mall. An online map lists the locations of all the playhouses, and they’ll change throughout the summer.

The public can also visit playitforward.indyhabitat.org to vote for their favorite playhouses. The top three will be recognized at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis’ 25th Anniversary Celebration event on November 10.

Starting September 4, the public can also bid to own a playhouse. The bidding will take place online and will end on September 14.

Our team enjoyed building the playhouse and we hope the future owners thoroughly enjoy their whimsical cupcake!


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