Worthmore Jewelers Hosts Holiday Gingerbread-House Competition to Raise Money for Local Nonprofit, Lost-n-Found Youth

In conjunction with their annual holiday parties on Dec. 6 and 7, Worthmore Jewelers will host a community gingerbread-house competition to raise money and awareness for the local non-profit organization, Lost-n-Found Youth, which works to move homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth off the streets and into more permanent housing.

Worthmore’s holiday parties will be held at the Midtown store from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 6, and at the Decatur store from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 7.

“We pride ourselves in being allies to the LGBT community here in Atlanta,” said Worthmore Jewelers found and owner, Harris Botnick. “So we are just as proud to support the amazing work that Lost-n-Found Youth does for the community.”

Community members can participate in the gingerbread-house fundraiser by either creating a house for the competition, or by voting for their favorite house during the holiday parties.

The first 25 individuals interested in competing can pick up a free gingerbread-house-kit, courtesy of Trader Joe’s, from their local Worthmore Jewelers store between Nov. 15 and Nov. 29. Completed houses should be submitted back to the stores by Dec. 4 for display and judging at the holiday events. Attendees will then be able to purchase “votes” for their favorite gingerbread-house during the event — 5 dollars for one vote or 20 dollars for five votes — with all proceeds benefiting Lost-n-Found Youth.

Each vote will also enter the individual into a drawing for a chance to win a $250 Worthmore Jewelers gift certificate. Gingerbread-house competition winners will also receive a $250 Worthmore Jewelers gift certificate. Contest and drawing winners will be announced on Monday, Dec. 8 via Worthmore’s Facebook and Instagram profiles.

For full event details, visit WorthmoreJewelers.com/happenings.

Lost-n-Found Youthis an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing. The organization operates a 24/7 hotline at 678-856-7825, a Youth Center, a six-bed 90 day housing facility, and 3-6 month host home program.Lost-n-Found Youth is Atlanta’s only nonprofit agency actively working to take homeless LGBTQ youth off the street.