Holiday Support for the Community
It is the mission of the Gingerbread House to ensure that, “Every child in Washington County will have the opportunity to experience the lasting, cherished memories of Christmas”. We achieve this mission by reaching out to individuals and families in Washington County who do not have adequate resources to meet their basic needs, or celebrate the holiday season.
Sponsoring groups, families and organizations take pride in filling their "adopted" family's basic needs, as well as providing special treats and gifts for individual family members. This seasonal program has been warmly embraced by the entire community and is quickly becoming a local holiday tradition.
County Served: Washington
Population Served: Washington County families in need
Program Availability: Registration begins in September, with distribution in December
Referral Requirements: Self or professional referral (documentation required)
Please note the 2021 Gingerbread House Signup Information listed on the "Events" page
Become a Gingerbread Volunteer!
The Gingerbread House Program does not exist without the dedication and support of volunteers! There are opportunities to volunteer in almost every aspect of the program.
Gingerbread House Sign Up Ambassadors
We are looking for volunteers to assist participants in completing their program registration. Volunteers will be provided a training video and detailed instructions to understand the 2021 sign up process. Volunteers will utilize Google Forms and Google Sheets to review participant wishlists and assign a family number to each participating family. Volunteers at virtual sign up events will also utilize Google Meet to call and video chat with participants to verify program eligibility.
Sign up to volunteer virtually HERE.
Sign up to volunteer in person HERE.
Sponsor a Family
The Gingerbread House Program could not exist without the generous support of our sponsors. Returning sponsors have become our cherished friends and new sponsors are always needed. Many of our sponsors choose to be matched directly to an individual or family in need, and shop for items on their Wish List that will provide joy and holiday cheer. Other sponsors prefer to show their support by making a monetary donation, or by purchasing new items to be used in “Santa’s Workshop.”
If you are interested in sponsoring a family, please complete the Sponsor Information Form 2021 and return to email@example.com.
Businesses are welcome to host gift and toy drives and/or sponsor families as well. If you are unsure how you would like to structure your drive, please reach out to Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options and ideas.
Gingerbread House Committee
Interested in getting more involved in the Gingerbread House Program? We would love your support year round to assist with planning, program coordination, sign up and volunteer management. For more information, email Emily Greene at email@example.com!