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Valley Nonprofit Seeks ‘Bakers’ to Create Unique Gingerbread Creations
“Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread House Show to benefit NHS Phoenix

WHAT:  The Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix (NHS Phoenix) is “calling all bakers” for the their unique interpretations of the traditional holiday gingerbread house, to be showcased at the 3rd Annual ‘Home Sweet Home’ Gingerbread House Auction at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.

Submissions must be original (kits used as a base are acceptable), and participants should create their idea of a HOME, with approximately 80 percent using edible materials (home does not have to be actual gingerbread, however must be made from  ‘sweet’ edible materials.) If participants are in need of financial assistance, under certain circumstances, NHS Phoenix will provide up to $100 towards the cost of supplies.

Home Sweet Home is a unique evening of entertainment, art and auction. It will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 and will feature dozens of gingerbread houses created by local community members, artists, architects, celebrities and others who want to showcase their artistic talents and support NHS Phoenix.  This year’s venue for the event will be the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, located at 215 N 7th Street in downtown Phoenix.

All proceeds from Home Sweet Home go directly to supporting pre-post, reverse mortgage and foreclosure intervention counseling, education, down payment and closing cost assistance, affordable mortgage programs and single-family homes offered by NHS Phoenix.

WHEN:  The gingerbread houses will be available for public viewing Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix during the museum’s regular operating hours of 10am – 4pm. Paid Museum admission of $11 is required in order to gain access to the Museum and view the houses. An invitation only VIP event will be held on Saturday, Dec 1 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Museum where guests will have an opportunity to bid on their favorite Home Sweet Home.

Interested bakers should contact Carole Kauffman at ckauffman@nhsphoenix.org. Visit nhsphoenix.org for complete ‘house’ rules.

Featured image provided by NHS Phoenix.