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Gingerbread House Challenge

Join our festive fundraising challenge! Build hope as you build a gingerbread house and raise funds, which will help more children have a safe place to live.

Everyone, everywhere needs a place to call home.

Every day, Habitat for Humanity works beside families to build, renovate or repair their home in 70 countries around the world.

This Christmas- be a part of this life-changing work & raise funds so that families like Gertrude, Ruth & Naomi (below) have a decent place to call home.

Whether at home; with friends and family, with your local community group, or with colleagues at work, our challenge promises a feast of festive fundraising fun!

If baking's not for you, head down to your local supermarket, grab a ready-made kit and just do the fun decorating bit.

Sign up to bake it, make it, decorate it & get festive fundraising with Gingerbread House Challenge.

Don't forget to share your photos and videos on social media & encourage others to get involved! Tag us @habitatni or #habitatgingerbreadbuild.

Gertrude's Story

This is Gertrude. She lives in her Habitat home in Makalulu, Zambia, with her twin daughters, Naomi and Ruth.

Read their story here

Build Hope This Christmas

  • Just £16 could buy 60 bricks to build a safe home for a family like Gertrude’s

  • £31 could buy a window frame for a home.

  • Just £47 can buy a safe and secure front door for a family.

  • £200 will buy the corrugrated iron to build a roof that won’t leak.

Other Festive Fundraising Ideas!

  • Christmas Sweater Day

    Why not give everyone the chance to show off their Christmas cheer? Designate a day and let everyone wear their most festive garments for a small donation!

  • Carol Concert

    Donate the proceeds of a collection at your annual Carol service. Get everyone to make a donation to soak up the Christmas atmosphere with some mulled wine & mince pies.

  • Christmas Film Day

    Get people together to watch a well-known Christmas movie. Get the popcorn popping and ask for a donation.

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