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Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses is under way
Robert Miller
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Published: 03 August 2014 08:56 PM
Updated: 03 August 2014 08:56 PM
At Dallas CASA’s 19th annual Parade of Playhouses, presented by the Orix Foundation, you can see 11 children’s playhouses at
NorthPark Center that are available in a raffle to benefit Dallas CASA.
The display runs through Aug. 17, and raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. The tickets are on sale at NorthPark or at
The playhouses were designed and built by local architects, home designers, corporations and organizations.
Dallas CASA is a nonprofit organization of volunteers who are voices for abused and neglected children in court. Parade of
Playhouses raises awareness and funds so that Dallas CASA can provide more volunteer advocates to help connect abused
children to safe, permanent homes.
“Parade of Playhouses is a reminder that all children deserve to be protected and loved,” said Kathleen LaValle, Dallas CASA
executive director and president. “Funds are raised through event sponsorships and raffle ticket sales. Visitors have the opportunity
to win dream playhouses so that abused children can have the safe homes they dream of.”
This year’s creations include a pint-sized hollow treehouse with a rooftop deck; a rustic, Texas Hill Country cabin; a hook-and-ladder
firehouse with a special spot for Sparky, the firehouse dog; and a playhouse modeled after the Victorian cottage in the movie UP.
Sponsors include:
Honorary chair: the Jim and Angela Thompson Foundation.
$30,000: Orix Foundation (presenting sponsor).
$10,000: NorthPark Center and Sewell.
$5,000: CEC Electrical Inc., Kappa Alpha Theta Dallas Alumnae Chapter, Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Ricoh USA.
$2,500: Bob Borson with Buford Homes and Glazer’s.
$1,000: Guardian Exteriors, People Newspapers and TDIndustries.
Playhouse builders are AMX Corp. with Southwest Displays; Austin Commercial with Life of an Architect; Backyard
Mansions; Bob Borson with Buford Hawthorne; Butscher Construction Co.; LRO Residential; Erin Nicole Parisi of The
ArtMongers; Parma Design; Texas A&M University College of Architecture; and Tri-Tex Construction with Life of an Architect.
To learn more about advocating for abused children, visit dallascasa.org or call 214-827-8961.
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