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Washington, DC Architects And Builders Host Gingertown To Benefit Local Charities

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Washington, DC Architects And Builders Host Gingertown To Benefit Local Charities

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Since 2006, Gingertown has been bringing together D.C.’s leading architects, designers and architectural firms to give back to  the community by creating a sprawling holiday town using classic goodies like Reeses Pieces and candy canes. Hosted by David M. Schwarz Architects, each year features a different master plan and includes everything a miniature city would need: a city hall, library and, of course, a toy store.

Gingertown

(Photo Credit: gingertown.org)


Not only a fun way for architects to show off their skills, Gingertown D.C. is also a unique way to benefit the area’s charitable organizations. The handcrafted buildings are donated and put on display at local hospitals, health care facilities and community support organizations to spread some much-needed holiday cheer and hope. This year’s recipients include Children’s National Medical Center, Martha’s Table, My Sister’s Place, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, So Others Might Eat, The Washington Home and The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing.
Martha's Table

(Photo Credit: marthastable.org)


And while this year’s participants already include David M. Schwarz Architects, DAVIS Construction, Page Southerland Page and ZGF Architects, there is a huge need for more. If you have any interest in design and building and would like a one-of-a-kind opportunity to help these local organization, now’s your chance!  To participate in 2012’s Gingertown D.C., call 202-862-0777 or email gingertown@dmsas.com.
WHEN: Monday, November 26, 2012 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE:
1133 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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In 2008, I launched AskMissA.com which grew from my personal blog into a site with 700 writers, covering the intersection of charity & lifestyle in 20 U.S. cities. With Charity + Life, I am going back to a personal blog where I can share my favorite things, and continue to shine a light on nonprofits, and cause marketing campaigns to inspire others to give as they live.

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