Good Earth Coffeehouse assistant manager Nicole Baker holds up two of the gingerbread cookie packages the cafe is selling to support Habitat for Humanity at their Jubilee Hospital location. The cookies are also available at the Uptown store.

Gingerbread families become building blocks for homes

Good Earth Coffeehouse is selling packages of gingerbread cookies in support of Habitat for Humanity.

Gingerbread families are helping build real homes for families in Victoria.

Until the end of December, Good Earth Coffeehouse is selling packages of its rich, soft gingerbread cookies in support of Habitat for Humanity.

“The cookie sales directly affect our community,” said Nicole Baker, assistant manager of the Royal Jubilee Hospital location of Good Earth. “And they’re really good.”

Good Earth will donate $1 from each three-member cookie family sold to support the four-unit townhome project being built at 4000 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Habitat for Humanity expects to have four families move into their new homes by this summer.

“Sales have exploded in the last four years,” said Good Earth co-founder Nan Eskenazi of the cookies. “They are really delicious and they connect our customers to a charity that does good things right in the community.”

Last year, cookie sales reached 6,000, but this year Good Earth wants to sell a record 10,000 cookie packages.

The Royal Julibee Hospital and Uptown locations of Good Earth are selling the cookie families for $6.75 each.

You can also order your gingerbread families online at goodearthcafes.com/gingerbread-families.

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