Volunteer Carpenters from Local 805 built an 80-sqft. playhouse with the Make A Wish Foundation for Katalina Covarrubias. Katalina was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in 2020. Katalina’s wish was to have her own private bedroom – she currently shares with her siblings. Unfortunately that wasn’t possible inside the family home. So, it was decided to give Katalina her private room in the backyard in a custom playhouse. The playhouse will feature three distinct areas: a music/dance area, a play area, and a “crafting corner” as Katalina loves doing crafts. The playhouse is going to be appropriately named “Kids Koop.” The Carpenters laid the foundation in December and now they’re ready to build the playhouse.
The playhouse is a surprise for Katalina. She thinks it’s a shed being built in the backyard to house garage supplies. The finished playhouse will be unveiled to Katalina in the coming weeks.
KEYT and KKFX covered the event. Watch the clip Here.