Members of the high school Habitat for Humanity Club connected with elementary school students over Zoom for the annual Gingerbread House Making fundraiser on Dec. 14. Due to the pandemic, the students made slight adjustments to carry on their school’s beloved holiday tradition.
The high school students guided the younger students in using candy, icing and graham crackers to build their gingerbread houses. Social studies teacher Chris Doyle, who advises the club with math teacher Zhanna Cabrera, said the event is designed to bring the school community together while they raise money for a good cause.
The students raised $500 to benefit the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City, based in New Rochelle. The money will go toward supplies for building homes for low-income residents in the area.