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Since 2014, soon after Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester started its Operation Playhouse program, New England Clean Energy and Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) have been donating mini-solar energy systems for installation on these playhouses. So we take a personal interest in watching the program grow and succeed. But, we’d never managed to actually build a playhouse ourselves, until a few weeks ago.

Operation Playhouse is a team-building, community service program that helps Habitat and local veterans. Companies sponsor the construction of a playhouse and employees spend a day building, painting and decorating it. At the end of the day, the playhouse is presented to a military veteran and his or her family.

Our mermaid-themed playhouse was donated to U.S. Army veteran Mike Espinosa from Framingham and his 6-year-old daughter.  As we expected, watching Liliana explore the playhouse was the highlight of the day. And the rest was pretty fun, too, as shown in this video we created.

New England Clean Energy and Operation Playhouse

If your company is looking for a unique way to give back to the community, contact Habitat and ask about Operation Playhouse.


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