The Dallas Mavericks’ donation to the 2020 Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses. Photo courtesy of Rosanne Lewis.

Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocates, known as CASA, is throwing their annual Parade of Playhouses again this summer at NorthPark.

Dallas CASA is an advocacy program for children entering the protective care in the state from abusive or neglectful homes. The Parade of Playhouses event, which has been held at NorthPark yearly since 1996, raises funds and awareness for Dallas CASA and the victims it serves.

Twenty-one builders and architects, including LRO residential, Crest Cadillac/INFINITI/Volvo, and Amy Butscher with Butscher Construction, worked together to create and donate 12 unique playhouses available to win by raffle.

Former Parade of Playhouses house. Photo by Dallas CASA

The playhouses will be on display in the NorthPark halls from July 15 to 31. The houses come in many themes, including a lighthouse, windmill, Mars spaceship, and a playhouse inspired by the historic Williams House created in partnership with the MAPS class at Highland Park High School.

Raffle tickets will be sold by Dallas CASA volunteers at NorthPark for $5 each or five for $20 throughout the event, or tickets can be purchased at The proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit children living in protective care of the state.

CASA advocates are volunteers from the community who gather information and make recommendations to judges to help ensure that each child gets the services needed to find a safe, permanent home. Dallas CASA serves more children than any other CASA program, with 1,539 volunteers assigned to 3,113 children last year, and funds help ensure that each child has an advocate.