Operation Playhouse for Veterans and Military Families

We appreciate your service!  Do you meet the following criteria?

  • Be a US military member or veteran with an honorable discharge, or currently serving on active duty, Reserves or National Guard;
  • The military family or Veteran should reside in any of the New England states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut or Maine;
  • The family must have children or grandchildren ages 2-12 years old;
  • Attend an Operation Playhouse event of their choosing around 3:30pm with their children and family;
  • Bring a full-size pickup truck with a six foot bed or trailer and rope/tie downs to bring the playhouse home at the end of the event

More about How Operation Playhouse Works

Our operation playhouse manager will work with you to determine a theme for your playhouse based on your child’s interests. Themes are: Tea Party, Fairy Cottage, Minnie & Mickey Mouse, Camouflage, American Flag/Patriotic, Barnyard, Firehouse, Doc McStuffins, New England Patriots, and Construction.

Are you a veteran or military family living in New England with children or grandchildren ages 2 – 12 years old? If so, please let us know if your child would like to receive a playhouse through our Operation Playhouse program.

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is the only Habitat affiliate on the East Coast, and one of a few nationwide, that offers Operation Playhouse.  We build playhouses primarily in the MetroWest and Greater Worcester areas of Massachusetts with teams of 8 – 12 participants.  Each playhouse is sponsored by a company or other group as a way to give back to Veterans and military families.

Exact locations vary as to the company or partner that may be sponsoring the playhouse.  We also host “Build-A-Thons” in June each year, one in Framingham and another in Worcester.  Multiple sponsors build playhouses for the children of Veterans in one location.

Operation Playhouse is open to any Veteran or military family in New England.  As a Veterans Build affiliate, Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is proud to serve those who have served our country.  We thank you for your service!

If you are interested and meet the above criteria, the next steps are to complete the Operation Playhouse Profile Form and the Photograph/Video Release Form, below.  Click here for the Operation Playhouse Profile FormClick here for the Photograph Video Release Form.  Please email those completed forms and your DD214 to David Hamilton, Operation Playhouse Manager at playhouse@habitatmwgw.org.

If you are unable to complete the forms online, please contact David by phone
508-799-9259, ext. 119, or email (above). David will be happy to answer any questions.

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