Members of the 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 school students build gingerbread houses during the annual Gingerbread House Making fundraiser on Dec. 17.
The students raised more than $1,000 to benefit the global nonprofit Habitat for Humanity, as well as 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.
“This is the sixth year we have held the Gingerbread House Making fundraiser and it continues to grow,” said social studies teacher Chris Doyle, who advises the club with math teacher Zhanna Cabrera. “It brings together the high school and elementary school students and creates a wonderful spirit during the holiday season.”
The event, which was symbolic of how club members contribute in their community, allowed the students to work together toward a common goal.