On Thursday, December 19, in the midst of the holiday spirit, the Habitat for Humanity Club hosted the unanimously agreed upon best event in BHS history. I was lucky enough to attend this event with the excuse of driving my ten-year old sister to it, but I was really doing it for myself. Instead of building houses like it does at its normal builds, the Habitat for Humanity Club arranged for Todd School students to build their own gingerbread houses to raise money for the organization. As Miranda Bramson so eloquently put it “every gingerbread house we build here will contribute to a house being built in the real world.” The Todd School students got to choose from an array of models to build. Those looking for a challenge might have selected the teepee/triangle house. Each student had his/her own method of decorating. Some determined students put icicles on their house with frosting while others made the executive decision to throw as much candy as possible into the living room of their gingerbread houses. It was nice to see, especially during the holiday season, high school students and Todd School students working fervently and side-by-side to accomplish a common goal- deliciousness.
The presidents of the club are Lindsay Harris, Suzannah Bergstein, and Casey Tilles with Ms. Manchisi and Ms. Dilworth as the advisors. Interested in joining the fun and good works? Then Ms. Manchisi’s room (across from Guidance) is where you will want to be every other Wednesday afternoon.
Along with the first ever gingerbread house build and routine non-gingerbread house builds, the Habitat for Humanity participates in a walk every November to donate funds. From the gingerbread build alone, the club was able to raise over $600 for the organization. Parents, teachers, high school students, and Todd School students alike are going to be looking forward to the holiday season next year for one more reason- the Habitat for Humanity gingerbread house build.