RE/MAX, LLC is collaborating with Henry Ford College (HFC), based in Dearborn, Mich., to fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals), the charitable partner of RE/MAX.
“Our more than 26-year partnership with CMN Hospitals has shown us that miracles come in all shapes and sizes—and so do homes,” says Mike Reagan, senior vice president, Business Alliances, at RE/MAX. “In all dimension, style and location of houses, RE/MAX agents are experts at matching their clients’ unique preferences to their perfect home. During the online auction, the highest bidder will not only achieve the dream of homeownership, but also support sick and injured kids in their community.”
RE/MAX enlisted the Architecture/Construction Technology program at Henry Ford College late last year to design and build the “RE/MAX Tiny Home for Tiny Tots,” which is almost finished. When complete, the fully outfitted tiny home will be sold through an online auction. The proceeds RE/MAX raises will be donated to CMN Hospitals, which provides care for more than 10 million children treated at 170-member hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.
RE/MAX and creative agency partner Camp + King saw the opportunity to build a tiny home as a way to raise money for CMN Hospitals while promoting the benefits of homeownership for all styles and budgets.
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Students in HFC’s Building Science Department will have the opportunity to put practical application to their studies during the semester-long tiny home project.
“We’re incredibly honored to work on this project in partnership with RE/MAX and to know that this home will not only give our students a unique, hands-on opportunity to design and build a real home, but that the auction of the tiny house will help to provide medical care to children in so many communities,” says Chad Richert, chair of Building Science at HFC.
HFC students in Architecture and Interior Design collaboratively designed and are now building the 1.5-story, one-bedroom, one-bath home. Students have had the opportunity to participate in all areas of design, from structure to systems to the selection of interior furnishings, with an eye on trendy and unique styles that would draw bidders to the auction.
About the Auction
The tiny home will be complete in late June, and available for auction at the end of July, before RE/MAX celebrates its seventh annual Month of Miracles with CMN Hospitals in August. More details on the home and instructions on how to make a bid will be available soon.
For more information, please visit www.remax.com.
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