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Five Local Builders Unite to Construct Five Homes benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Dallas/Fort Worth builders collaborate for good as they construct homes for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug. 1, 2023

Six Texas men and their golden shovels.

(L-R:) Jody Alumbaugh, WillowTree Custom Homes; Nicholas Smith, Kensington Custom Homes; John Webb, Heritage Homes; Paul Moss, Beckett Graham Luxury Homes Builders; Brandon Tatta, Heritage Homes; Jon Atwood, Atwood Custom Homes

Five new homes will make up the first ever St. Jude Dream Home Showplace Community in the Carillon Parc neighborhood of Southlake in late 2024. This pilot project, aimed at raising one million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, will bring together an extraordinary collaboration of builders, each renowned for their craftsmanship and commitment to philanthropy.

Participating builders include Atwood Custom Homes, Beckett Graham, Heritage Homes, Kensington Custom Homes, WillowTree Custom Homes, who will each donate $200,000 to St. Jude as part of this pilot project. These donations will help support the cutting edge-research and treatment by the institution, where families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—so they can focus on helping their child live.

These builders broke ground on the Carillon Parc development in May 2023 and aim to have the homes ready for purchase in October 2024. Each home will exemplify the builders’ distinct styles and showcase their commitment to quality. Prospective homeowners will have the chance to purchase these remarkable homes, with the proceeds benefiting St. Jude families.

This homebuilding project marks an exciting opportunity for potential homeowners to acquire a stunning residence while simultaneously contributing to the mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children®. Opportunities like this would not be possible without the steadfast dedication of Dream Home builders and national sponsors Brizo, Shaw Industries, Trane, Bosch and Kichler Lighting.

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About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered largely incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and it won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes to help doctors and researchers at local hospitals and cancer centers around the world improve the quality of treatment and care for even more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Support the St. Jude mission by donating at, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on TwitterInstagramLinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.