MI Charitable Foundation builds playhouses for military families in Simi Valley

SIMI VALLEY, CA – Just when children in Simi Valley, Calif., thought that their summer vacation couldn’t get any better, the MI Charitable Foundation gave them new playhouses. 

The MI Foundation volunteers, who are all team members at the Milgard Windows and Doors facility in Simi Valley, built and donated four new playhouses to families of military veterans and active service members. The Milgard team members split into four groups, and each team made a different playhouse. The families arrived in the afternoon to see the unveiling.

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County and the MI Foundation Simi Valley Outreach Committee coordinated the project.

“Our four teams had so much fun building the houses,” said Natasha Ramsey, Senior Regional Marketing Representative and MI Foundation committee member at the Simi Valley Milgard facility. “It was wonderful to see the kids’ excitement for their playhouses.”

Each playhouse had a unique theme and color design. One was built to look like a Pirate’s lair, while another had a blue-and-green color scheme with a painting of scuba-diving children on the roof.

“The teams and their captains showed such great creativity,” Ramsey said. “Coming up with the various designs and then watching them come to life was one of the highlights of the day.”

Once the playhouses were complete, the MI Foundation volunteers loaded them onto trucks and took them to the families’ homes.

“Our amazing delivery team was able to deliver the playhouses to the families directly so they would not have to reassemble them,” Ramsey said. “It was just a perfect day from start to finish.”