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are you a veteran or a military family that would like to RECEIVE a playhouse through our operation playhouse program? if so, continue reading to learn about the requirements:

  1. The veteran must have been generally or honorably discharged, or still on active duty.
  2. You must have at least one child or grandchild up to 12 years of age.
  3. You must live in New England. (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont)
  4. Please note that veterans living in our Massachusetts service area will be given first preference, after which playhouses will be assigned in date order.  Our Massachusetts Service Area: Ashland, Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Framingham, Grafton, Holden, Holliston, Hopkinton, Leicester, Marlborough, Millbury, Natick, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northborough, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Wayland, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Westborough, and Worcester.
  5. Must arrive at the agreed upon Operation Playhouse event time of 3:00 PM with your children and family. It is helpful, but not required, for the veteran to wear fatigues. Exact locations vary as to the company or partner that may be sponsoring the playhouse.
  6. Transporting your playhouse: Please either bring a full-size pick-up truck with a 6-foot bed, a full-size van, or a 5' x 6' or larger trailer. When measuring your vehicle, please take into account wheel wells, bed cover rails and bed liners. Please make sure to remove any accessories that might alter the size of the bed. Habitat staff will assist in loading the playhouse onto the vehicle. The playhouse is approximately 4 feet 3 inches wide x 5 feet 3 inches long x 5 feet tall. The roof is detachable in two sections and fits above the truck wheel wells. Please bring rope or cargo straps to secure your playhouse.
  7. If you do not have access to the proper size truck or trailer an inexpensive U-Haul rental is another option. Please visit their website for more information.  www.uhaul.com

If you are interested and meet the above criteria, the next steps are to complete the Veteran Playhouse Application below.

Thank you for your service! We are honored to give back to the service men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country.

Please note that once a playhouse leaves the site, we cannot be responsible for damage. On behalf of all our staff, volunteers, and partners, we wish you many happy years enjoying your thoughtfully built playhouse!

To read more about how the program works, please visit:  https://www.habitatmwgw.org/programs/operation-playhouse/.


Please fill out online form below or click on the link for a downloadable form.

    First Name*

    Last Name*

    Branch(es) of Service*

    Dates of Service*

    Combat Duty Info*

    I am a*

    Were You Generally Or Honorably Discharged?*

    Disabled/Wounded Vet?*

    Are there any awards, decorations, or accomplishments you would like to share regarding your time in the service?

    Primary Email*

    Secondary Email (Non-Military)

    Street Address*


    US State (New England only)*


    Primary Phone*

    Secondary Phone(s)

    Spouse Name

    Child's Name*



    Additional Children (Please put down Name, Age and Gender for each child)

    Which of the follow veteran ID options will you be able to provide? This will ensure that you are eligible to receive a playhouse.*

    Are you willing to sign a video/photograph release waiver?*


    How did you learn of Operation Playhouse?*

    Children’s interests are always changing! These are our eight current playhouse themes that you may choose from. If you have ideas for a future playhouse theme that might be appealing to children, please share your idea. We welcome feedback.

    If you are interested in learning more about our Home Ownership program, please visit: https://www.habitatmwgw.org/programs/homeownership/ or our Home Repairs program, please visit: https://www.habitatmwgw.org/programs/home-repair/.


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