Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses Features Top Local Talent, Benefits Abused Kids

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We love houses of all shapes and sizes. Today, we are appreciating some very special houses that help abused and neglected children in North Texas. 

The 23rd Annual Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses will take place June 29 to July 15 at NorthPark Center. Local architects, builders, organizations, corporations, and individuals design, build and donate extraordinary children’s playhouses. They raise funds so Dallas CASA can provide more volunteer advocates to help vulnerable children have safe, permanent homes where they can thrive.

“For most children, these wonderfully creative playhouses represent fun, imagination, and dreams —but for the more than 4,300 children who lived in protective care in 2017, these houses are more than they dare dream about,” said Kathleen LaValle, executive director and president of Dallas CASA. “Child victims of abuse and neglect simply want safe homes, warm beds and families to love them [and we dream] of the day when all children feel safe and when those who don’t have a caring advocate willing to be their voice.”

Playhouse by LRO Residential, 2017 CASA Parade of Playhouses
Playhouse by Cuadrado, 2017 CASA Parade of Playhouses 2017

Participating Builders and architects this year include:

  • Beck Architecture, LLC
  • Bob Borson
  • Buford Hawthorne Homebuilders
  • Butscher Construction
  • Christiaan Luijk

“Parade of Playhouses has become a critical part of the outreach Dallas CASA does into our local community,” said Bob Schleckser, chair of the Dallas CASA Board of Directors. “The event brings awareness and visibility to the mission of Dallas CASA and the work that our 1,300 trained community volunteers are doing quietly every day.” 

For information about building a playhouse, please click here, or contact Michelle Mai at 469-547-9456.


Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

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