Holiday Gingerbread House Build is a fundraising action benefiting Habitat for Humanity GTA to help build real homes for hardworking, low-income families in the GTA. For the past 12 years the fundraiser was held in Toronto Science center, and this year for the first time it expanded to York region as well. Markham families participated in Gingerbread Build at Varley Art Gallery on Saturday.
The goal this year is to raise $75,000 through the sales of gingerbread kits throughout GTA. Of 1,000 kits earmarked for the York region, 750 had been sold already. Each $50 kit contains a house, two gingerbread cookies, lots of icing, a toolbox full of candy and a charitable tax receipt. If you missed the fun on Saturday, you can still purchase your own gingerbread kit at Habitat GTA web site.