What happens when you mix Chip and Joanna Gaines, Target, and Jo's book We Are the Gardeners? An incredible collaboration that resulted in epic surprises for the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
At the Bullseye's Garden Gathering for St. Jude and Target House families, the Fixer Upper stars held storytime and a host of garden-themed activities, but the even bigger surprises waited for the kids and their families back at Target House: a brand-new permanent playhouse and a donation check for $1.5 million. And yes, the playhouse features plenty of shiplap!
"As we walked in today, a little boy told us that he's 'demo day-ing' his cancer treatment and that's pretty much the best thing I've ever heard."
"As we walked in today, a little boy told us that he's 'demo day-ing' his cancer treatment and that's pretty much the best thing I've ever heard. In our world, demo day marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of a newer, more exciting one. And that's exactly what we want for you — we're pulling for each and every one of you," Chip said, according to Target's blog, A Bullseye View. He added later: "We left our last experience at St. Jude feeling changed. What they do at the hospital is nothing short of amazing and we're just honored that we get to spend time with these kids and their families."
Of the beautiful garden playhouse, Joanna said: "When we heard that the space outside of Target House could use a little love, we knew right away that we wanted to create a sweet playhouse for the kids to enjoy. There's something so special about spending time together outside and while we're hopeful that these families will not have to stay here for very long, we wanted to create a little retreat for them to explore while they are here . . . Our hope is that this space brings a bit of joy to the families here."
Keep scrolling to see some of the adorable photos from the day's events.