Toronto children build 'home sweet homes' for families living in need

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
           Toronto, ON

    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

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