De Young Thanks Community For Raising Over $1 Million For St. Jude!

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Team members of donor and builder De Young Properties with Kim Stephens and Kopi Sotiropulos of KMPH Fox 26 and St. Jude Dream Home Chairperson, Bob Whalen present a check to patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the November 10th live telecast. Photo Credit: BT Photography

With overwhelming support by the community who dug deep and donated, the 2013 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway sold all available tickets and exceeded its goal by to raising $1,053,200 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Built by major donor De Young Properties, the home was given away to Lynn and Gary Higdon of Riverdale who were selected as the lucky winners of the new 3,298 sq. ft. home on an expansive 11,910 sq. ft. homesite in the De Young CountryCourt community during the November 10th live television broadcast on KMPH FOX 26.

De Young Properties is honored to have built and donated seven St. Jude Dream Homes, helping to raise $6,533,245 to help the kids of St. Jude fight cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which works around the clock to develop cures to save the lives of boys and girls, including children in the San Joaquin Valley.

To watch De Young Properties most recent video about the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home, click here: De Young Properties + St Jude Dream Home Giveaway: 2013 Timeline!

“When the letter came in the mail, we just filled it out and sent it in to support the children fighting cancer. We wanted to donate. We have purchased tickets for the past several years,” said 2013 St. Jude Dream Home winner, Lynn Higdon. “We are overwhelmed by the special touches of everything in the St. Jude Dream Home. The De Young design and quality materials are all beautiful.”

De Young Properties combines their contribution and efforts with the generous help of our trade partners who donate their time, labor and resources to build this De Young EnergySmart with the goal of raising money for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Special thanks to every trade partner who joined De Young to donate and support this important cause.

This year De Young Properties experienced a tremendous amount of interest in the St. Jude Dream HomeÒ because it offered four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a three car super garage on an expansive 11,910 sq. ft. homesite. The winner’s dreams will come true with the home’s long list of special features, including a beautiful Cottage elevation with decorative siding and stone, granite and quartz counters by Granite Mountain, stainless steel General Electric appliances with gas cook top and refrigerator. In addition, the home offers innovative and fashionable Brizo faucets, Kitchen Craft premium cabinetry, an Energy Star- qualified Rinnai tankless water heater, premium-grade hardwood floors by Shaw Flooring, spacious 10’ ceilings and 8’ doors, professional front and back yard landscaping and Energy Star approved Eagle Cool Roof Tile.

As with all De Young EnergySmart homes, the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home was designed to maximize energy savings while offering quality craftsmanship and true comfort. The De Young EnergySmart homes come with a host of earth-friendly features and apply green building practices that create a healthy environment in which we live. These building practices include high energy efficiency standards, improved indoor air quality, water conservation and utilizing sustainable building practices. In addition, De Young EnergySmart™ homes have independent inspections for third-party review.

De Young Properties builds homes up to 3,484 square feet with six bedrooms and up to a four car garage. To learn more about De Young Properties, visit a De Young Welcome Center located on Armstrong, south of Gettysburg in Clovis or at Chestnut and Teague in Fresno. For additional information and hours, please call (559) 323-6004 or (559) 434-2000.