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December 2, 2010: Building Gingerbread Houses and Community Support.

Building Gingerbread Houses and Community Support.

Mothercraft’s 20th Annual Gingerbread  Event will take place from 11 am to 2 pm  on December 12, at the Crowne Plaza  Hotel.
This is a very popular event for Ottawa  families, and has become an annual holiday  tradition. All proceeds from this  event benefit Mothercraft’s work in supporting  vulnerable families through the  Birth and Parent Companion Program.
Families who attend spend the afternoon  enjoying decorating a delicious  masterpiece together, making crafts, getting  their faces painted and enjoying the  kid friendly entertainment with Junk  Yard Symphony.
Caring community businesses and individuals  make this enchanting day  available to those who could not normally  attend. Thanks to Scotiabank, who  have sponsored 10 tables, and other local  heroes for making it possible for community  children from the Boys and Girls  Club, Christie Lake Kids, Caldwell  Family House and Debra Dynes Family  House to enjoy the event.
The Birth and Parent Companion  Program (BPCP) aims to improve prenatal  health and birth outcomes, support  mother-infant attachment and bonding,  increase education and access to community  support, and build positive parenting  skills. The BPCP trains volunteer  Companions to provide one-on-one support,  information, companionship, and  mentoring to mothers who are alone,  marginalized, or otherwise at risk for  parenting. The mothers involved with  our program are often at greater risk of  depression, malnourishment, inadequate  prenatal care, preterm labour and low  birth weight infants. This is a unique  program that is making a real difference  in the community.
Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 per  child. This price includes a gingerbread  house, candy and loads of fun! We invite  caring businesses and individuals to  sponsor a table so that children from regional  community support networks  such as Ottawa Boys and Girls Club can  attend.
For tickets or a sponsorship package  please call Mothercraft 613-728-1839,  extension 500. You may register by  phone or email or you may purchase  tickets from any Milkface location in  Ottawa.

Child with mother decorating a gingerbread house.

Families who attend the Mothercraft Gingerbread House event...

Photo Caption: Families who attend the Mothercraft Gingerbread House event will spend the  afternoon enjoying decorating a delicious masterpiece together, making crafts,  getting their faces painted and enjoying the kid friendly entertainment with Junk  Yard Symphony. Photo provided by Mothercraft.

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