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Dreams Happen

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Dreams Happen, our biennial fundraising event, is hosted each year by Stanford Shopping Center and pairs architects near and far with builders to create unique, elaborately designed, life-sized family playhouses. These playhouses are auctioned at the Dreams Happen Gala and Playhouse Auction where guests enjoy a moonlight supper and dance the night away under the stars. All proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together Peninsula to improve the homes and lives of low-income neighbors in need by creating safe and healthy living environments.

Stanford Shopping Center

Dreams Happen Gala and Playhouse Auction takes place at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California, one of the Bay Area’s premier shopping centers in the U.S. With more than 140 world-class stores, restaurants, and services, Stanford Shopping Center also features award-winning gardens and picturesque sculptures by California artists. Playhouses are displayed at the Center for the entire month of May. During this time, foot traffic at the Center increases by 20%, bringing nearly 1.2 million visitors to the shopping center.