For Suzy and Bob, the Gingerbread House Project is a year-long effort,
as they are regularly planning fundraising events and coordinating other
ways to acquire the materials as efficiently as possible. The heavy
lifting starts in November, when they begin unpacking each of the
gingerbread houses and cookies individually and preparing them for the
students. After collecting the candy, cereal, marshmallows and other
decorating materials, they divide it all into small bags to be handed
out to the students to decorate their gingerbread house or cookie. Bob
and Suzy and their volunteers then deliver all of the materials to the
respective schools and lead the activity in the respective classrooms.
They have between 25 and 30 volunteers each year between the various
school sites. Bob and Suzy make this program completely turn-key for
the schools, so no school resources are spent on the project.