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Charity Playhouses Move Into South Coast Plaza

HomeAid Orange County's 21st annual Project Playhouse, which raises money for the homeless community through auctioning custom playhouses, is on display at South Coast Plaza through the end of September.

Custom playhouses built through volunteer work for a good cause are now on display at South Coast Plaza.

HomeAid Orange County's 21st annual Project Playhouse is made up of custom playhouses, built by volunteer homebuilders and designers, which will be auctioned to raise money for the homeless community. 

The custom playhouses are on display at South Coast Plaza through Sunday, Sept. 30 in Jewel Court, and will be up for bids at a gala event on Oct. 5 at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. Scott Larson, HomeAid's executive director, says the playhouses serve as an eye-opener to the community.

"While the playhouses amaze and delight, they also increase the public’s awareness of the critical issue of homelessness in Orange County and inspire many to join us in building new doorways for hope for children and families,” Larson said.

In its 23 year history, Project Playhouse has raised more than $6.3 million and helped complete 49 housing developments that serve homeless men, women and children.

If you would like to bid on a playhouse, contact HomeAid at 949-553-9510 for a private tour. Shoppers will be able to peak into the playhouses from noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the month.

The playhouse display is being held at South Coast Plaza in conjunction with the 11th annual Festival of Children, which features free weekend activities, celebrity appearances, live performances and more than 75 charities that serve children.

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