SOURCE: Johnson Development

February 21, 2008 14:02 ET

Tuscan Lakes Not Only Showcases the Best Houston New Homes But Also the Best Playhouses... for a Good Cause

LEAGUE CITY, TX--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - Tuscan Lakes, site of the best Galveston County new homes, has signed on to sponsor the Parade of Playhouses fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity.

Four eight-foot by eight-foot children's playhouses, sponsored by Tuscan Lakes, are on display at Baybrook Mall's Grand Court. Mall visitors will have a chance to win a Cape Cod cottage, Victorian cottage, schoolhouse or firehouse by purchasing raffle tickets for just $5 each at the mall information desk.

All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Bay Area Habitat for Humanity-Houston, Inc., an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The goal is to raise enough money to buy materials to build a home for a family that otherwise could not afford one.

High School students from the FFA and Building Science classes of three Clear Creek Independent School District high schools, Clear Lake High School, Clear Creek High School and Clear Springs High School are assembling the wooden playhouses. Builders that are member of the Greater Houston Builders Association, such as Coventry Homes, Chesmar Homes, Meritage Homes and Wilshire Homes, have donated the paint, shingles and drip edge for the playhouses.

"This is a great way to involve school students in community service," Douglas said. "And we are pleased to see the builders participating."

Bay Area Habitat for Humanity has built nearly 50 homes in the Dickinson area and has funded 120 homes internationally since it was founded by area churches in 1991. Homes are built with volunteer labor and are sold at cost.

Habitat for Humanity is not a giveaway program. Those who qualify for the program make monthly mortgage payments on a no-interest loan. Families must also invest at least 350 hours of "sweat equity" toward building their home and the homes of others before they can buy their home.

Tuscan Lakes, a project of The Johnson Development Corp. provides an Italian-themed oasis in League City, just minutes from an array of Clear Lake attractions. Fourteen of the area's top builders offer stylish designs in the 870-acre mixed-use development, with prices from the $150,000s and custom plans from the $800,000s. For more information, visit

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