Chip & Joanna Gaines Donate $1.5 Million to St. Jude, Build Playhouse for Patients

This is an amazing story from an amazingly great couple.

Chip and Joanna Gaines had a special surprise for the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The HGTV stars presented the hospital with a check for $1.5 million and helped unveil the brand new playhouse for the St. Jude Target House. And yes, the playhouse includes the Gaines signature shiplap.

The “Fixer Upper” couple, sporting bumblebee headbands, also read from Joanna’s children’s book We Are the Gardeners during story time.

Chip and Jo raised money through their social media campaign #ChipInChallenge.

The St. Jude Target House allows families of children in treatment to stay in apartment-style housing for free.

“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,” Chip said during the visit. “And that’s exactly what we want for you — we’re pulling for each and every one of you.”

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