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While the playhouses will be displayed during the month of June at Wisconsin Place, Rebuilding Hope: The RTMC Playhouse Project will culminate with a reception and live auction on June 18, 2016 at Wisconsin Place. We hope you will join us and sent these playhouses to loving homes, all while raising funds to support the work of Rebuilding Together Montgomery County.


The playhouses will be on display from May 28 to June 18, 2016, in the plaza in front of Bloomingdales at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Western Avenue – we encourage you to come by anytime and take a peek! On Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 7 pm – 9:30 pm, there will be a cocktail reception and live auction for those interested in bidding on a house for the special children in their lives. A limited number of tickets are for sale (guests must be 21+) – beginning April 2016. This event will feature:
  • Cocktail reception with wine & beer
  • Heavy appetizers and desserts
  • A grand prize raffle, featuring items donated from surrounding merchants
  • The opportunity to purchase a share of a Playhouse to be donated to a local non-profit
  • A live auction of playhouses
  • Coverage of the event by Washington Business Journal and Bethesda Magazine, as well as other local press outlets
Advance purchase of the playhouses will be available via this website beginning on May 30th, and proxy bidding will be accepted on the evening of the live auction. Please contact the Rebuilding Together office at 301-947-9400 for more information for arranging a proxy bidder. Any interested parties will receive a complimentary bidding paddle on the evening of the Live Auction & Reception. In order to participate in the live auction, one must read and agree to all terms and conditions found within the Bill of Sale and Bidder Waiver. We encourage you to review these documents in advance, and bring your signed copies with you. However, they will also be provided on site for your review and acknowledgement.


All proceeds from this event, including funds raised by the Playhouse Auction, Ticket Sales, Raffle Prizes, Sponsorships, and the “Donate to Build a Playhouse for a Charity” event, will go to support Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, Inc. Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is a nonprofit affordable housing organization that provides free critical repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, and accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners in Montgomery County. Our work keeps families living safely and independently in the homes they’ve worked hard to obtain, while also preserving affordable housing in our county and creating a stable environment in which children can grow up, and seniors can grow old. To learn more about Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, please go to www.rebuildingtogethermc.org.


Parking is available in the garage behind Bloomingdale’s, as well as at other nearby shopping facilities. The Friendship Heights metro (red line) is immediately across the street from the plaza. For a map of Wisconsin Place, please click here.  


Rebuilding Hope: The RTMC Playhouse Project anticipates a variety of media and outreach events in the weeks leading up to our live auction. Please check back regularly for upcoming events. If you are a member of the media, and would like to request a press kit, interview, or site visit with the playhouses, please email Aaron Gonzales at agonzales@rebuildingtogethermc.org.


Want to get involved? RTMC needs your help for one of our playhouse events. Fill out our form to volunteer your time to bring this exciting event to life!


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