Students Decorate and Donate Gingerbread Houses to Benefit Children in Need

American Institute donates gingerbread houses

December 2017, West Hartford, CT – Every year since 2012, students and staff at American Institute’s West Hartford campus have helped make the holidays special for local children by presenting them with handmade gingerbread houses.

Working from kits donated by AI, students and staff applied their artistic talents to produce more than 50 whimsical candy-covered creations. The gingerbread houses were then judged by an expert panel, which awarded prizes to the winning designs.

The gingerbread houses were donated to the local radio station 96.5FM TIC at the annual “We Are the Children” holiday party for the children to enjoy and take home..

“Everyone enjoys decorating a gingerbread house, even if that isn’t part of your holiday tradition,” said Phyllis Nordby, Director of Career Services. “Knowing the house you create will go home with an underprivileged child in the area makes it even more special.”

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