TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ -
What: Kicking-off the holiday season by helping to build a 'home sweet
home' for a family living in need at Habitat for Humanity
Toronto's 7th Annual Gingerbread Build.
"Home Sweet Home: Three simple words that, when combined, evoke
such powerful feelings and wonderful memories," says Habitat
Toronto CEO Neil Hetherington. "But for the over 70,000 families
who are on Toronto's waiting list for subsidized housing, this
saying holds little meaning. We are thrilled that hundreds of
children have joined us to help build 'home sweet homes' for
families who are in desperate need of simple, decent and
affordable homes of their own."
Who: Hundreds of children, parents and grandparents will be decorating
their own gingerbread houses in support of Habitat for Humanity
Toronto. These families will be joined by many festive volunteers
and will even get a visit from Santa Claus. While volunteers have
to be 16 to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build, children
of any age can participate in the Gingerbread Build. By doing so,
they are offering a 'hand up' to children living in poverty in the
city of Toronto.
When: Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Delta Chelsea Hotel (in the Churchill Ballroom)
33 Gerrard Street West
Photo and Interview opportunities:
- Hundreds of Toronto families decorating gingerbread houses in support
of Habitat for Humanity Toronto.
- Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Neil Hetherington, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Toronto, will be on
hand and available for interviews on Saturday December 6th from
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
SOURCE Habitat for Humanity GTA
For further information: For further information: Joanna M. Dwyer, Marketing & Communications Associate, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, Mobile: (416) 277-3064