Mineola, NY - November 5, 2015 - There’s no shortage of gumdrops, lollipops and marshmallows – or creative fun for kids – at this year’s Annual Gingerbread University Holiday Workshop, hosted by the We Care Fund of the Nassau County Bar Association. On Saturday, December 5, 2015, children of all ages will have the opportunity to decorate their very own gingerbread houses at the Nassau County Bar Association, 15th and West Streets, Mineola. Upon successful completion of the course “curriculum,” graduating students will receive their creations as well as a diploma in the Degree in Gingerbreadology.
While the kids have fun, they are also helping those less fortunate. All proceeds from the annual holiday event are donated to We Care, part of the philanthropic arm of the Nassau County Bar Association. We Care funds are raised by the legal profession and the community-at-large at various fund raising activities throughout the year. Nearly 100% raised is distributed through charitable grants to improve the quality of life for children, the elderly and others in need throughout Nassau County. In the 25 years since its founding, Nassau County attorneys have given $3 million to more than 100 local charitable causes.
Tuition for the two-hour “course” is $45 per child, and each student may keep the final decorated gingerbread house. Parents are welcome to photograph or videotape their child’s progress as well as the final Commencement exercises. Light refreshments will be served. You may also wish to pre-order a take home kit including a gingerbread house and everything needed to decorate it, for $45. The kit can be picked up on December 5.
Gingerbread University students can sign up for one of two sessions, Session I: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or Session II: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. To sign up, send your name, address, total number of children attending, the session you plan to attend, and the total tuition with a check made out to the We Care Fund and send to Nassau County Bar Association, 15th and West Streets, Mineola, NY 11501. This popular course usually sells out, so reserve early! For more information, call NCBA, 516-747-4070 or email.
About the Nassau County Bar Association
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association is the leader in providing legal information and community service on Long Island. NCBA consists of private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students who demonstrate their commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, mortgage foreclosure, Sandy recovery and senior citizen legal clinics; judicial screening and public education programs. The We Care Fund, part of the Nassau Bar Foundation, NCBA’s charitable arm, assists children, the elderly and others in need, through countless projects and donations. For more information, call (516) 747-4070 (language translation available), email, or visit nassaubar.org
Pictured: Twins Billy and Vita Corbett (center) enjoy creating yummy gingerbread houses with their grandparents, Ann Corbett(l.) and Hon. William Corbett (r) at last year's Gingerbread University held at the Nassau County Bar Association.