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The Family Resource Center will host a “Parade of Playhouses” fundraiser

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The Center for Family Resources (CFR) has announced its first annual report Parade of the Playhouses. Replacing the organization’s traditional annual gala, the event will be the main fundraiser of the year. It will also be a great vehicle to showcase the vision of the CFR Board of Directors to prevent child homelessness before it even happens.

The Parade of Playhouses brings together local design and construction teams to create one-of-a-kind children’s playhouses that will be showcased April 19-30 at the Town Center in Cobb. Each playhouse is a one-of-a-kind, fully functional work of art brought to life by our volunteer construction crews. Gambling houses will be auctioned and raffled on Sunday, May 2. Auction winners can choose to buy the gambling house for themselves or donate the house to one of CFR’s non-profit 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 way, brings our community together in support of CFR’s mission,” said declared Melanie Kagan, CEO of the Family Resource Center. “This year, the Parade of Playhouses will help raise vital funds to support our organization, but also has the potential to benefit some of our partner agencies. Allowing auction winners to donate their gambling den to another agency makes the donation a double donation,” she continued.

Those 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 page on our website.

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