Chip and Joanna Gaines Raise $1.5 Million for St. Jude and Builds Playhouse

Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of “Fixer Upper” traveled to Memphis, Tennessee last week to present the hospital with a check for $1.5 million and gifted the St. Jude Target House with a new permanent playhouse they designed.

The money was raised during the a social media challenge the couple created known as the #chipinchallenge.

“Every penny we raise will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” he said in the post. “It’s a fact that when we all chip in towards one goal, nothing can stop us.”

Chip asked fans and friends to help him raise more than $230,000, the amount the couple donated to the hospital in 2017.  He teamed up with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Kacey Musgraves, Florida Georgia Line, Jessie James Decker and Drew Barrymore to achieve the goal. 

The social media challenge raised $988,000 for the hospital and Chip Gaines made a $547,000 donation to bring the total up to $1.5 million.

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