News - May 25, 2011

Playhouses to be auctioned off

For the 10th year, Stanford Shopping Center is the setting for playhouses that range in themes from a classic firehouse to a creekside cottage. The 15 custom-made playhouses will be auctioned at the Dreams Happen gala to be hosted by the shopping center June 4.

Dreams Happen brings together architects, designers and builders to create one-of-a-kind playhouses to benefit Rebuilding Together Peninsula, a nonprofit dedicated to rehabilitating homes and facilities for low-income families.

The playhouses will be on display through June 11.

The Dreams Happen auction will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the shopping center's center pavilion. Television personality Diane Dwyer will serve as master of ceremonies. Guests will dine and dance under the stars, with food provided by the shopping center's restaurants.

Since its inception, Dreams Happen has raised $2.8 million for Rebuilding Together Peninsula with winning playhouse bids ranging from $6,000 to $70,000, says spokesperson Kate Comfort Harr.

Visit for more information and to buy tickets at $110. You can also call for tickets: 366-6597.


Posted by Thor, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Tomorrow is your last chance to purchase raffle tickets for the Dreams Happen Fire Station #1. It is also the auction night for all the other playhouses at Stanford mall. Rebuilding Together Peninsula has put together a fantastic event. Don't miss out it is two years until the next one.

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