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March 25, 2021

St. Jude Dream Home 2021

Since 1999, Alvarez Construction Company has worked each year to design, coordinate production, and eventually donate a breathtaking home to the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. 

Hundreds tour each home and enter into the raffle to win them through $100 tickets that help ensure St. Jude can keep treating families in Baton Rouge and the rest of the country. Through ticket sales for the event, Alvarez Construction Company has helped to raise more than 20 million dollars.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2021 Baton Rouge Dream Home, which is located in the Pointe-Marie community in River Road. This is the 25th year of the initiative in Baton Rouge and the 22nd for Alvarez Construction Company at the helm. Tickets sold out for the 2020 Dream Home giveaway and helped raised more than $1,000,000 for St. Jude.

The 2021 Dream Home

This year’s dream home measures 3,170 square feet with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The two-story design features large windows and elegant columns across the front of the crisp white exterior. Inside, you will find a chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, an oversized center island, and Brizo VoiceIQ faucet. The luxurious master suite includes a private master patio,six-foot deluxe shower, and a walk-in closet. This plan also includes an upstairs seating area and a spacious walk-in laundry room with built-in storage. It is valued at $635,000. Pictures of recent homes are visible on the St. Jude Dream Home page of the website.

To sweeten the pot, there are other prizes tied to ticket purchase dates. With a $100 raffle ticket purchase by April 16, you will also be entered to win a $10,000 American Express Gift Card. Those who purchase tickets by June 11 will be eligible to win a 2021 Genesis G70.

A cause close to the heart

When Danny Thomas founded The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1962, he did it with the goal to give back to a country that made his own dreams come true. His family moved to the United States from the Middle East and though he struggled early to make ends meet, he found great success in music and film.

Danny opened the first location in Memphis as a research hospital devoted to curing catastrophic diseases in children regardless of race, religion, or financial status. Through their work, the overall survival rates for childhood cancers rose from 20 percent in 2962 to 80 percent today.

Jairo Alvarez, the founder, and patriarch of Alvarez Construction Company was also an immigrant moving to the United States from Colombia at the age of 25. He only had $100 in his pocket, but put himself through college, graduated, and returned home to start his own construction company.

Years later, Jairo returned to the states and settled in the Baton Rouge area, where he built this company. He found himself drawn to the mission of St. Jude Children’s Hospitals. His children Carlos, Sebastian, and Ana have continued to honor his legacy since his passing in 2013 still spearheading the project locally. 

Donations like this make it possible for families to focus on the recovery of their ill children without ever receiving a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food.

For more information on this project or Alvarez Construction, call (225) 240-4662 or Contact Us.

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