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Playhouse raffle to benefit abused, neglected children in southern IL

(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
MARION, IL (KFVS) -

Students from six high schools in southern Illinois have built playhouses to benefit a non-profit organization that advocates for abused and neglected children.

Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA of Williamson County is raffling off six playhouses currently housed inside the Marion, Ill. Star Centre Mall.

Executive Director Nannette Patrick said it's all for a good cause.

“The community support is essential to keeping our agency afloat and for us to continue to providing that advocacy and that one on one guidance for our children and for our  families that come into our court systems," Patrick said.

The playhouses were built and donated by students Marion High School, Carterville High School, Crab Orchard High School, Johnston City High School, Carbondale High School and Herrin High School.

This year playhouses feature a castle, a St. Louis Cardinals dugout, a retractable playhouse, a diner, a princess house and Honda side-by-side.

This is the 22nd annual "Casa's for CASA" event. Raffle tickets cost $2 each or six for $10. Winners will drawn and announced at the mall on December 22 at 7 p.m.

CASA is also in search of volunteers, Patrick said.  To qualify you must be at least 21-years-old and be able to pass a back round check. You will also need to attend advocate training beginning January 25, 2016. If you're interested in helping abused or neglected children in the region you can fill out a volunteer form.

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