Ninety percent (yup 90%) of the sale price of every item in our Vintage Volkswagen Collection and our Gummy Bear Collection will be donated to a very special place for a very special reason.
Where the money will be going?
Mukanzo Orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The orphanage is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. They are not funded by state or federal money but survive only by the generous support and donations from kind hearted people all over the world. Thirty children live in a simple, family like setting - a place they can call "HOME" where they build solid foundations for their present and future.
My dear friend Elizabeth (left) who does all the customer service at Gingerbread World at Christmas time has been involved with the orphanage almost from the start. She and her 16 year old daughter Maddie have held countless fundraisers over the years - garage sales and bike-a-thons. Their commitment to the Mukanzo children has always super impressed me.
Given that so much of Gingerbread World's business is baked goods (the German Christmas pastries called Lebkuchen) I thought this was a perfect match for my little company.
How does it work?
So all you do is buy something from these Collections and you will be helping out an incredibly worthy cause. PLUS you will be getting some very cool classic VW stuff or Gummy Bear gear - these make great gifts and they are all on sale at pretty deep discounts.
What we need from you?
We need your help getting the word out. Please let your friends know about this fun opportunity. Post it on social media - you can save the image from this blog post and post it on Facebook, Instagram, etc. Especially let the Volkswagen lovers in your life know about this - the VW swag is pretty fabulous!
And if you feel so inclined...you are welcome to make a donation directly to the Mukanzo Orphanage Foundation. Here's a link to their website where you can find the secure donation link where you can get a tax receipt for donations over $20.
Doing what we can with what we've got...
Owner @ Gingerbread World's European Ware Haus