Habitat for Humanity raises $106K through Gingerbread Showcase; winner announced

Habitat for Humanity raises $106K through Gingerbread Showcase; winner announced
(Habitat for Humanity)
Games Night by Jessica Hoehne is pictured.

Vancouver Island residents raised more than $100,000 for this year’s Gingerbread Showcase, which supports Habitat for Humanity Victoria.

The 15th annual fundraiser ran from Nov. 25 to Jan. 4 and received a whopping 14,360 votes.

In total, the Gingerbread Showcase raised $106,791 for Habitat For Humanity Victoria, which helps build affordable homes for people in the capital region.

Organizers say the amount of votes and total donations exceeded their expectations.

This year’s theme was “Family Traditions,” and the winner of the People’s Choice Award went to a display called Games Night by Jessica Hoehne.

The display was also the winner of the “best first impression” award.

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Games Night by Jessica Hoehne won the People‘s Choice Award and the Best First Impression award. (Habitat for Humanity)

There were five other awards for the competition, including best use of skill and technique, best interpretation of the theme, and most creative and original.

Photos of those winners can be found below. Photos of all of this year’s entries can be found on the Habitat for Humanity website.

“Habitat Victoria feels like the biggest winner,” said Habitat for Humanity Victoria CEO Scott Dutchak in a release Wednesday.

“We can’t thank our bakers, donors and volunteers enough for a success on this scale,” he said. “The Gingerbread Showcase is our most important fundraiser of the year, and simply wouldn’t happen without them.”

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From Old to New by Sarah Rachel Hoffman won the “Best use of skill and technique” award. (Habitat for Humanity)

Family Game Night by Mel Heibert and Sheena Wells won the “Best interpretation of the theme” award. (Habitat for Humanity)

Sharing the Night Together Once Again by Marciela Vazquez won the “Most creative and original” award. (Habitat for Humanity)

What They Said by Teagan and Tracy Aitchison won the “Most diverse use of ingredients” award. (Habitat for Humanity)

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