Knoll donates 10th model home
Every year for the last decade, Northshore's Knoll Lumber has worked with the District Council of Carpenters and the Seattle Home Show to donate a model home to a local charity.
Knoll coordinates the donation of materials, and volunteers from the carpenter's unions of King and Snohomish counties assemble the house at the Seattle Home Show.
The home is displayed for the duration of the show, providing a tourable attraction for Home Show Patrons and additional visibility for the recipient organization. After the show, the house is donated to the charity. In 1995, carpenters' union participation in this effort was honored with a President's Service Award.
Since the first home was donated to the Boy Scouts in 1987, recipients have included the Girl Scouts, Campfire, YMCA, Friends of Youth, Housing Hope, and Habitat for Humanity. The houses have been used as summer camp headquarters, homeless transitional housing, low-income housing, and daycare facilites.
In 1996, Knoll returns to first beneficiary, donating a two-bedroom home called the "Emily" to benefit the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Volunteers will have only five days to assemble the fully furnished and landscaped home inside the Kingdome.
A 1,021-square-foot "Craftsman" style homer, the Emily features a covered porch, metal roof, vinyl windows, board and batten siding, and a pellet stove. It also demonstrates the creative use of economical materials.