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Bronxville, NY

Members of Bronxville High School’s 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 school students build gingerbread houses during the annual Gingerbread House Making fundraiser on Dec. 20.

More than 25 elementary school students and 20 high school students participated in the event and raised more than $800 for Habitat for Humanity. The money will go toward supplies for building homes for low-income residents in the area.

“It was my most memorable experience yet,” said senior Olivia Cevasco, who volunteered at the event for the third year. “My lower school buddy, Jack, and I decked his gingerbread house out in red and green icing, with stars on the sides and white icicles dangling from the roof. In the midst of a busy school year, it was gratifying to pause and provide levity to our school community during the pandemic.”

Cevasco said the event was successful thanks to the guidance of club advisers and teachers Chris Doyle and Zhanna Cabrera, as well as club presidents Rory Denning, Caroline Ircha and Isaiah Weir.

“As a high school senior, I can look back on Habitat’s gingerbread events and fully appreciate the connections we’ve forged between lower school and high school students and the joy we’ve brought to the Bronxville community during many holiday seasons,” Cevasco said.