The Center for Family Resources (CFR) has announced its First Annual Parade of Playhouses. Replacing the organization’s traditional Annual Gala, the event will stand as the main fundraiser of the year. It will also be a great vehicle to showcase the CFR Board’s vision of preventing childhood homelessness before it even happens.

The Parade of Playhouses brings together local design and construction teams to create unique children’s playhouses that will be showcased April 19-30 at Town Center at Cobb. Each playhouse is a one-of-a-kind, fully functional piece of art brought to life by our volunteer build teams. Playhouses will be auctioned and raffled off on Sunday, May 2nd. Auction winners can choose to purchase the playhouse for themselves or gift the house to one of the CFR’s nonprofit partners. This year’s nonprofit recipients are Make-A-Wish® Georgia, liveSAFE Resources, Sheltering Arms and Calvary Children’s Home.

“Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency, we have decided to replace our Annual Gala with an event that, in a fun and safe manner, brings together our community in support of the CFR’s mission,” said Melanie Kagan, CEO for the Center for Family Resources. “This year’s Parade of Playhouses will help raise critical funds to support our organization but also has the potential to benefit some of our partner agencies. Allowing auction winners to gift their playhouse to another agency makes the gift a double donation,” she continued.

Individuals interested in supporting the fundraiser can participate by sponsoring, making a charitable contribution and purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the stunning masterpieces. For more information, please visit the Parade of Playhouses website.