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Maritime Lighthouse Playhouse. Benefitting Dallas CASA. ...

2012 August 19 Parade of Playhouses Benefitting Dallas CASA #520

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Auction Ended On: Aug 19, 2012
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Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Maritime Lighthouse Playhouse
Benefitting Dallas CASA

Bid on the Maritime Lighthouse Playhouse! We hope you will bid high and bid often to win your dream playhouse to benefit abused children represented by Dallas CASA.

The Maritime Lighthouse will delight any future sailor. The house comes equipped with a signal light to alert sea-faring vessels of its presence. A ship's ladder leads up to the second level where your little lighthouse keeper can ring the signal bell. Down on the first level, the indoor play area is perfect for encouraging a child's imagination to set sail on the open sea. Constructed of high quality lumber, siding and poly-carbonate sheeting, this playhouse will make the perfect addition to a kid-friendly backyard.

Donated by Peter Christensen, Miami, Florida
Life of an Architect Competition Winner

Fair Market Value: approximately $5,000. Amount bid over fair market value is tax deductible.
Auction Date: Aug. 19, 2012
The winner of the playhouse agrees to be responsible for all applicable income taxes for the prize won. Delivery of the playhouse is FREE to the winner, with the following restrictions:
Delivery will be made to the winner's driveway.
Delivery must be within a 50-mile radius of NorthPark Center.
Delivery does not include dealing with any special circumstances, such as fence removal, etc.
The winner also agrees to hold Dallas CASA, the delivery company and the builder free from any and all liability for any damages to person or property.
Delivery outside this range must be arranged on an individual basis - please contact Sara Rockey at Dallas CASA at 214.827.8961 ext. 272.

Presented by ORIX Foundation, Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center raises funds so that Dallas CASA can provide volunteer advocates to help abused and neglected children realize their dreams of finding safe, permanent homes.

Each year, one very special playhouse is selected for auction to raise additional funds to support Dallas CASA. Proceeds from the auction are used to train and supervise volunteers who advocate for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.

On an average day in Dallas County, nearly 2,000 children who have been removed from their homes are waiting for the courts to decide where they may safely live.

Dallas CASA is a non-profit organization of community volunteers who are appointed by juvenile court judges to serve as voices for these children in court. Our Court Appointed Special Advocates complete 30 hours of specialized training and are overseen by staff supervisors.

While lawyers resolve the legal issues, CASA volunteers focus on the needs of the children. Each volunteer works directly with a child and the agencies involved in that child's case. Because they are assigned to only one case at a time, CASA volunteers are able to dedicate more time to understanding each child's circumstances. Volunteers get to know everyone involved in a child's life and make informed recommendations to the court about where their CASA child can live safely and permanently. CASA volunteers become the eyes and the ears of the court. As a result, judges are able to make the best decisions for each child.

Dallas CASA exists so that abused and neglected children in protective care have the best chance to become successful adults. With the help of caring advocates, the cycle of abuse and neglect can be broken. More than 550 volunteers serve more than 1,300 abused children annually in Dallas County. Sadly, only two out of five abused children in Dallas have CASA volunteers to help them find safe homes. Because every child has the right to be safe, our goal is for every abused child to have a CASA volunteer to advocate for their best interests and help them find loving, permanent homes where they can thrive.

Dallas CASA is a charter member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association and of Texas CASA. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit social service agency governed by a board of directors.

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