Evanston asked to send some warmth to Ghana

November 8, 2018 by  

An Evanston area event will see people constructing gingerbread houses that they can eat or use for holiday decor. While they work, they rest assured that they are helping families in Ghana have a better life.

For the past five years, A Better Life for Kids and the Niles North Orchestra have joined forces to host a Winter Warm Up fundraiser, and this year, the tradition will keep on going. All of the materials needed are covered in the registration fee, and the participants can order as many kits as they wish.

The cookies, frosting, and candy decorations will be supplied to the builders, and all ages are welcome to get in on the fun. Those who would like to support the project but cannot attend in person can choose to order a kit they can take home with them, and monetary donations will also be most appreciated. These will be used to projects such as supporting service projects for medical personnel to staff a clinic in Ghana.

In an effort to maximize the impact of the day, the organizers are also offering raffle tickets. An assortment of prizes will be drawn for, and those who purchase four raffle tickets will be given a fifth, free of charge. A poster printing company can be counted on to design attention-grabbing promotional materials for this sort of function, and these can help to ensure it is well attended.

The date for this year’s Winter Warm Up for Ghana will be December 1. The “construction project” will be set up in the Niles North High School Cafeteria.