Brian Gluckstein, Sarah Richardson & Tommy Smythe among designers for the campaign
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Gingerbread by Design returns this holiday season with a dynamic line-up of leading Canadian designers and pastry chefs who will be creating eight one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses that will be auctioned in support of the Children's Aid Foundation. Proceeds from the auction will go to providing urgently needed transitional housing support for vulnerable young people leaving the care of the child welfare system at age 18. This year's gingerbread houses will be unveiled on the first day of the auction, which takes place from December 2 to 9, 2014. Preview the design teams at www.cafdn.org/gingerbread.
This year's Gingerbread by Design designers and pastry chefs are:
Designers: Brian Gluckstein, Suzanne Dimma & Arriz Hassam, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace, Amanda Forrest, Jay Hodgson, Jill Kantelberg, Samantha Pynn and Sarah Richardson & Tommy Smythe.
Pastry chefs from: Drake Devonshire, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Lindsey Bakes, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Mildred's Temple Kitchen, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Toronto, and Vita Sociale.
"We are thrilled to have incredibly talented designers and chefs taking part in this year's Gingerbread by Design," says Valerie McMurtry, President and CEO of the Children's Aid Foundation, a national charity. "Not only will people get a chance to win something special to share with their family and friends during the holidays, but they will be helping a young person, who doesn't have family or financial support, set up their own first home."
In addition to winning the one-of-a-kind gingerbread house, successful bidders will receive the framed, original sketch signed by the designer. Gingerbread by Design is part of the Children's Aid Foundation's Hope for the Holidays campaign, where you can also make a donation or purchase a gift for a child or family in need this holiday season at www.cafdn.org/holidayhope .
About the Children's Aid Foundation
The Children's Aid Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of Canada's abused, neglected and abandoned children and young adults currently or formerly living in the child welfare system. With the support of generous donors, the Children's Aid Foundation works with child welfare organizations across Canada to provide funding in the areas of prevention, education, enrichment, healing and recovery. Learn more at www.cafdn.org.
SOURCE: Children's Aid Foundation
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