Hundreds of kids to give a 'hand up' to children living in Toronto's substandard housing
TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Over 1,000 children, parents, and grandparents will kick off the holiday season this weekend by decorating gingerbread houses at Habitat for Humanity Toronto's annual Gingerbread Build. Celebrating its 10th year, the Gingerbread Build has raised over $230,000 since 2002—enough to build two Habitat homes for Toronto families living in need. The two-day event will feature hot chocolate and treats, plus a visit from Santa.
"While our volunteers must be over the age of 16 to build on a Habitat construction site, the Gingerbread Build engages kids of any age to become agents of social change," says Neil Hetherington, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Toronto. "Each child taking part in this event is helping ensure more kids like them will have a home to call their own this holiday season."
Funds raised from the Gingerbread Build will go directly to building more safe and decent Habitat homes for hardworking families living in need. Habitat Toronto has built over 250 homes in the city to date, helping to strengthen the future for children subsisting below the poverty line.
|When:||Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2|
|10:30 am to 4:00 pm|
|Where:||Habitat for Humanity Toronto's Home Building Factory|
|155 Bermondsey Road (DVP & Eglinton Ave E.)|
|Who:||Hundreds of children, parents, and grandparents|
|How:||Purchase your gingerbread kit and book your build shift by visiting|
***Media are invited to attend and interviews will be available Sunday, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm***
Please visit www.torontohabitat.ca for more information on Habitat for Humanity Toronto.
SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Toronto
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For more information or media requests, please contact:
Joanna M. Dwyer, Marketing & Stakeholder Relations Associate
Habitat for Humanity Toronto
T: 416-755-7353 ext. 259 C: 416-708-6481 E: [email protected]