"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" HELPS A FAMILY SAVE THEIR CRUMBLING HOME
AND PRESERVE A DAYCARE THAT IS THE CENTER OF THE COMMUNITY
"Good Morning America" Weather Anchor Sam Champion Joins the Design Team
Kermit, Miss Piggy and All the Muppets Volunteer for "Get on the Bus" Campaign
"Morris Family" -- On October 2, 2009 "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" went to St. Paul, MN with "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion and The Muppets to meet Sandy Morris, who left a promising career in the public school system to open a daycare within her community. Sandy runs the daycare out of her 100-year-old home, which is falling apart. The numerous repairs needed to make the home safe threaten to shut down the daycare. This episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" airs SUNDAY, JANUARY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Sixteen years ago, Sandy was pregnant with her first child and working as an early childhood education teacher. After the birth of her daughter, Catricia, Sandy examined her daycare options and discovered that none of them met her standards. She decided to quit her job and start her own daycare in the community where she'd grown up. Because most high-quality daycares were too expensive for her neighbors, Sandy found ways to run her daycare at a lower cost and charges just enough to support herself and her family. She also offers a multicultural environment to these children, who affectionately call her "Tia Sandy." Sandy's dedication to her daycare and her community has produced one of the best daycares in the city; even the Mayor of St. Paul sent his son there. Now it's up to Ty and the designers to build Sandy, 40, her daughter Catricia, 15, and her son Mychal, 12, a safe home that is a sanctuary for their family and will enable the daycare to remain a center of community life and education.
The Morris Family will go on Disney Cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, while "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" team leader Ty Pennington, designers Ed Sanders, Tracy Hutson and Paul DiMeo, plus celebrity volunteers Sam Champion, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Animal, Gonzo and the entire Muppet gang and community volunteers rebuild their home.
The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
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