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Gingerbread Build returns!

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

11th Annual Gingerbread Build

Register a team, design your architectural masterpiece, help raise funds to meet a $3,000 challenge that will unlock an additional $500!

Join Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity for the 11th annual Gingerbread Build, a week-long build-at-home event with a public award ceremony! By building small (gingerbread) homes from the comfort of YOUR home, you’re supporting the construction of real homes with low income families in Hampshire & Franklin counties.

Here are all the important details:

  • For a donation of $100, register your team today!

  • Gingerbread kits will be available on distribution day, Saturday December 2nd from 10am-noon at the Easthampton River Valley Coop store. We will supply the six gingerbread house walls and roof pieces and a bag of frosting mortar, you add any other building materials you wish.

  • You must use all six pieces of gingerbread we supply to be entered in the contest. Your team’s collective imagination is the only limit when it comes to decorating your masterpiece.

  • Submit 3 photos to by midnight Thursday December 7th. Include your team name in the submission photos but no personal information (photos will be posted on Facebook).

All teams whose creations win in any of the following categories will receive four buttons for First Night Northampton!

  • Most Creative Use of Color (one or many)

  • Best Bungalow for a Bookworm

  • Exceptionally Environmental

  • Best Landmark Likeness

  • Most Inspired Concept

  • Homage to a Hero

  • Three Judge’s choice awards


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