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Bronxville Union Free School District

Students Build Gingerbread Houses for Habitat for Humanity

Bronxville School students raised more than $700 to benefit Westchester County’s chapter of the global nonprofit Habitat for Humanity during the annual Gingerbread House Making fundraiser on Dec. 18. The money will go toward supplies for building homes for low-income residents in the area.

Throughout the event, members of the Bronxville High School Habitat for Humanity Club – who are used to knocking down walls, moving construction materials and clearing rubble from actual homes – used icing, candy and graham crackers to help elementary and middle school students build the gingerbread houses.

“The event brings together all students at Bronxville,” said social studies teacher Chris Doyle, who advises the club. “The students transform the school cafeteria into a festive atmosphere. The Habitat for Humanity Club really attracts great students who give their time and dedication to raising money and helping Habitat in their mission to build homes and help people in Westchester.”

Doyle said the elementary school students who attended the fundraiser were asked to make a small donation to participate. The event, which was symbolic of how club members contribute in their community, also allowed the students to work together toward a common goal.

In addition to the annual fundraiser, Habitat for Humanity Club members are involved in building actual homes for people in need throughout the year.

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