Street of Dreams House Builds Better Lives for Children at Doernbecher

11/15/00    Portland, Ore.

Home Builder's Association Donates Proceeds of Home Sale.

The Home Builder's Association of Metropolitan Portland is making a significant donation to Oregon Health Sciences University's Doernbecher Children's Hospital this week thanks to the sale of a Street of Dreams™ home this year. The HBA made a multi-year pledge of $500,000 in support of Doernbecher last year. On Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. the HBA will present the second installment of that pledge to the Doernbecher Foundation at Doernbecher's Joseph Vey Conference Center.

The HBA is fulfilling its pledge through the construction and sale each year of one Street of Dreams™ Doernbecher Miracle house. In the two years since its pledge, two Doernbecher Miracle homes have been built and sold one in 1999 and one in 2000. A portion of the proceeds from each of these houses will go to Doernbecher. Sale of the first house, "Visa Sienne," provided $110,000 for Doernbecher. The second, "City Skies," is expected to bring in another generous donation. More than 90 businesses made in-kind donations of building materials or services in order to offset building costs, including BASCO, Louisiana Pacific, the Derby-Heinze Partnership and Super Floors of Oregon. Wallace Custom Homes constructed both houses. The HBA will continue this tradition until its pledge is fulfilled.

"The Home Builder's Association is a terrific group that truly cares about kids," said Jonathan Ulsh, executive director of Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation. "Their generosity will better the lives of kids at Doernbecher for years to come."

The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland held the first Street of Dreams™ in 1976. It was the first home show of its kind, a showcase of dream homes with innovative designs. Now there are many Street of Dreams™ shows across the country, but the Portland show remains one of the best.