Our one-of-a-kind designer gingerbread auction kicks-off on Tuesday, December 2nd with truly stunning gingerbread homes up for bid! From top Canadian designers that include Brian Gluckstein, Sarah Richardson, Tommy Smythe, and Suzanne Dimma, you can bring one home for the holidays while supporting kids in care. Proceeds will go to urgently needed housing support for vulnerable young people leaving the care of the child welfare system at age 18. All funds raised from the auction will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor.
This year’s Gingerbread by Design houses are designed and created by:
Designers: Brian Gluckstein, Suzanne Dimma & Arriz Hassam, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace, Amanda Forrest, Jay Hodgson, Jill Kantelberg, Samantha Pynn and Sarah Richardson & Tommy Smythe.
Pastry chefs from: Drake Devonshire, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Le Dolci, Lindsey Bakes, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Toronto, and Vita Sociale.
“We are thrilled to have incredibly talented designers and chefs taking part in this year’s Gingerbread by Design,” says Valerie McMurtry, President and CEO of the Children’s Aid Foundation, a national charity. “Not only will people get a chance to win something special to share with their family and friends during the holidays, but they will be helping a young person, who doesn’t have family or financial support, set up their own first home.”
In addition to winning the gingerbread house, successful bidders will received the framed, original sketch by the designer.
Gingerbread by Design is part of the Children’s Aid Foundation’s Hope for the Holidays campaign, where you can make a donation or purchase a gift for a child or family in need this holiday season at www.cafdn.org/holidayhope . RONA store customers in Ontario can also purchase a JJ Bear for $10 or donate at the cash register to support the Children’s Aid Foundation until December 31.