Build for the Kids Event Benefits St Jude


Build for the Kids Event
Benefits 2019 St Jude Dream Home® Giveaway
Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10 am until 2 pm


St. Louis (January 23, 2019)—Payne Family Homes has teamed up with Chic Lumber to host the first annual Build for the Kids event supporting the St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway campaign. The Build for the Kids event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 2nd from 10 am until 2 pm at Chic Lumber at 2625 East Terra Lane in O’Fallon, Missouri, 63366. This family-friendly event allows the public an opportunity to donate, decorate and support the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway campaign.

Bring your friends and family and decorate a 2×4 wall stud ($10) or a 4×8 sheet of OSB plywood ($20) that will be used in the construction of the 2019 St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house. Pre-order your items or make a general donation to the 2019 build by visiting the St. Louis Dream Home fundraising page (link) beginning immediately.

“Chic Lumber has been a huge part of the St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home campaign alongside Payne Family Homes since the very start,” said Eva Fryar, VP Construction Operations at Payne Family Homes. “This is the sixth consecutive year that Chic has fully donated their time and materials to benefit the kids of St. Jude.”

In 2018, 36 homes were given away as part of the Dream Home campaign. Payne Family Homes is the only builder to achieve zero hero status in 2018 and every other year it has participated in the effort in 2014. Zero hero is the name bestowed upon builders that provide a fully-donated home. Everyone involved in the Payne Family Homes St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home build donates their time, materials, and other resources to make the campaign a success.

Over the past five years, Payne Family homes has raised $5.05 million dollars and donated $2.13 million in land, labor and material. Approximately 7,000 open house visitors per year tour the St. Jude Dream Home prior to giveaway day on Thursday, August 22.

Payne Family Homes kicked off construction on the 2019 St. Jude Dream Home benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with an early morning groundbreaking celebration earlier this month at The Villages of Sandfort Farm in St. Charles. The Dream Home, a 4,718 sq. ft. Ashton II floor plan with an estimated value of $487,000, will be given away on FOX-2 KTVI in late August. The home will include a number of fun and innovative features, including an Irish pub, a theater, a game room, hidden doorways, built-in bookcases, a speakeasy, and a hockey rink. Tickets can be reserved beginning in mid-June for $100 each, and only 11,000 will be sold. The home will be open to the public beginning with the grand opening on date to be announced. The Dream Home will remain open to tour weekends in July and August.

For more information about the 2019 Dream Home, call or text 314-477-1218 or visit to join the VIP list for updates and more info. The 2019 Dream Home address is: 1046 Sandfort Farm Drive, The Villages of Sandfort Farm, St. Charles, MO 63301.