Believe in Me, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping pregnant teens and teen moms experiencing homelessness, faced a challenge in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization needed to find new and innovative ways to raise awareness about its cause while keeping everyone safe. The solution was to partner with gingerbread expert Ricky Webster, owner of Rhind and Wheat, Food Network and Hallmark Channel Competitor and Winner of Christmas Cookie Matchup and Christmas Cookie Challenge, to host a virtual gingerbread house decorating event.
Getting Creative with Believe in Me’s Virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Event
The first-ever “A Place to Call Home” event was held on December 3, 2020, and was attended by participants who signed up online. The kits, which included everything you need to build a great gingerbread house, the cookies, frosting, and candies, were delivered to the participants’ homes by volunteers shortly before the event. The virtual event was designed to bring families together in a fun and creative way while also raising awareness about the challenges faced by pregnant teens and teen moms experiencing homelessness.
Tips and Tricks from a Gingerbread Expert
Attendees of the event were able to join a Zoom call, where they learned tips and tricks from gingerbread expert Ricky Webster on how to decorate their gingerbread houses. This added a fun and interactive element to the event, making it an exciting experience for families to enjoy together.
Believe in Me Shares Impactful Video
Believe in Me also shared a video during the event to showcase the impact of their work in the community. The video highlighted how the organization’s support has helped Alex’ house, Transitions, TLC, and Educare to serve homeless pregnant and teen moms. By sharing this video, Believe in Me raised awareness about the challenges these vulnerable populations face and the importance of supporting organizations working to help them.
First Interstate Bank Proudly Sponsors Believe in Me’s Successful Event
The event was a huge success and was proudly sponsored by First Interstate Bank. The bank’s support was critical in making the event a reality and helped Believe in Me continue its essential community work. The organization is grateful for the support of all those who participated in the event and for the help of its sponsors.
Bringing Families Together to Raise Awareness
Overall, the “A Place to Call Home” event was a creative and innovative way for Believe in Me to raise awareness about its cause during a challenging time. By bringing families together in a fun and interactive way, the organization was able to educate the public about the challenges faced by pregnant teens and teen moms experiencing homelessness. The event also demonstrated the importance of community support in helping non-profit organizations achieve their goals and positively impact the lives of those in need.