Dallas CASA’s 17th annual Parade of Playhouse at NorthPark Center, presented by ORIX Foundation, kicks off Aug. 3 and will feature 18 imaginative children’s playhouses, 17 of which will be available for raffle to benefit Dallas CASA. Dallas CASA is an organization of volunteers who are voices for abused and neglected children in court.
“Parade of Playhouses gives children who come to NorthPark the chance to win a fabulous playhouse,” said Beverly Levy, Dallas CASA President and Executive Director. “At the same time, it gives abused and neglected children the best chance of having the safe and loving homes they’ve dreamed of.”
This year’s playhouses will include a maritime lighthouse, an urban chicken coop which will come with an art piece by a local artist, an airplane hangar and even a baseball dugout complete with memorabilia graciously contributed by the Texas Rangers organization.
Visitors to NorthPark will have the chance to purchase raffle tickets to win one of the creative and fun houses designed and constructed by local architects, designers, corporations and organizations. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and may be purchased at the event ticket tables at NorthPark. Raffle tickets can also be purchased online at dallascasa.org. One very special playhouse will be auctioned online to raise additional funds. Bids for this house also may be made at dallascasa.org. The drawing to announce the playhouse winners will take place during the closing ceremony at NorthPark at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. Winners do not need to be present to win.