On Saturday, Dec. 14, Wilton children who are members of Youth United, part of Habitat for Humanity, met to assemble gingerbread houses to raise funds and awareness of the need for adequate housing in Fairfield County. The gingerbread structures will be on display this week at the Wilton Family YMCA and this Saturday morning, Dec. 21, the houses will be offered for sale as holiday centerpieces.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the cause may make a donation of any amount or buy a gingerbread home for $25 apiece. Contributions will go toward a State Farm Insurance Challenge to match funds if a total of $4,000 is raised regionally.
Additionally, the Wilton Stop & Shop contributed funds to cover the basic needs of the icing and graham crackers.
Wilton’s Youth United meets monthly and comprises students from ages 5 to 25 who volunteer towards helping meet local housing goals. Individuals who may be interested in joining the group may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (Pictured from left to right, above: Anna Rava, Jessica Kobsa and Luke Borrero, along with their gingerbread creations.)