Toledo Area Businesses Team up to Build Playhouse for Local Residents with Disabilities 

Courageous Community Services is the only nonprofit organization in Northwest Ohio dedicated to providing comprehensive outdoor recreation experiences to individuals of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and abilities. 

Thanks to a generous donation from Karen and Mike Langenderfer of the CounterTop Shop that benefits two organizations — Courageous Community Services and Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity — families with disabilities will have access to more resources that have a positive impact in their lives. The donation that the Langenderfers provided will enable Courageous Community Services to construct a playhouse that will become the organization’s “snack shack.” With this new facility, campers will have the option to enjoy a healthy snack while enjoying outdoor activities. 

Construction of the playhouse will be led by experts from Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, which aims to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. A dozen volunteers who identify with Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s mission donated their time and skills to build the playhouse on May 5. After donating funds for the playhouse, Karen and Mike Langenderfer joined this team of volunteers and also donated their time to help in the construction process. 

The playhouse construction process was forecasted to last six hours and took place at Courageous Acres, located at 12701 Waterville Swanton Rd. In response to the Langenderfer’s donations and support, Laura Kuhlenbeck, the Executive Director at Courageous Community Services, stated that “their [the Langenderfers’] donation and time benefit the campers of Courageous Acres as well as families throughout Lucas County in need of shelter via the work of Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity.” 

Although the playhouse will only be accessible to Courageous Acres campers, registration for summer camp is still open and can be found here. Learn more about Maumee Valley Habitat for humanity by visiting their website here

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