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Parade of Playhomes starts Monday in Durham

Posted March 14, 2012

The 20th annual Parade of Playhomes to raise money for child abuse prevention efforts begins Monday.

The event, organized by the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham counties, has raised more than $110,000 over the last two decades. It features custom-built, child-size play houses, which are raffled or up for auctioned.

If you're in the market for something like this, this is a great opportunity to possibly bring one home and help a great cause. All of the proceeds from the event are used for family outreach programs to prevent child abuse. Money goes to The Exchange Family Center of Durham, the Hillsborough Exchange Center and the Chatham County Partnership for Children.

This year, there are three play houses. The builders are Saussy Burbank, Builders FirstSource and the Professional Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association. Two play houses will be raffled and one will be auctioned online.

You'll be able to see the play houses at The Streets at Southpoint from Monday to April 8. It will continue at the American Tobacco District Campus in downtown Durham from April 9 to May 6.

Raffle tickets are $3 each or two for $5. The raffle drawing will take place on May 6. The online auction runs from April 7 to May 7.

For more information, including where to buy the raffle tickets and how to be part of the auction, go to the event's website.

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