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Press Release: December 5, 2016
Habitot Children's Museum
Media Contact:
Marketing Manager: Toni Mikulka
Direct: (510) 647-1111 x17; 201-937-1552 (cell)
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Habitot Holds Giant Gingerbread House Making Party

to Raise Money for Homeless Children’s Programs

Musical Fence

(Berkeley, CA) December 5, 2016

Right in the heart of Downtown Berkeley, Habitot Children’s Museum is hosting a Giant Gingerbread House Party, on Saturday, December 17th to help raise money for the Museum’s nonprofit programs as part of its Campaign for Joy, to offer free museum experiences, safe educational playtime, and family togetherness for at-risk children aged 0-7.  Families can come and decorate the giant gingerbread house which will be donated to a local homeless family shelter for the holidays.  Tickets are $10 and the event goes from 9:30am-4:30pm. To buy tickets visit:

So far, Habitot Children’s Museum Campaign for Joy has raised $14,000 from mailed in contributions in addition to $2,395 raised on GoFundMe ( The total goal for the Campaign is $30,000. The kindness of community support is needed to reach this goal so the museum may continue to help these vulnerable children in 2017.

In addition to the Giant Gingerbread House Party, families can book their own private Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop, happening December 13th from 9:30-10:30 am.  To register for the private workshop, contact Sarah: 510 647 1111, ext. 14 or email

About Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot’s mission is to help parents and caregivers raise curious, creative and confident children with hands-on exhibits and programs to focus exclusively on early childhood, ages 0-5. Habitot aims to reach all children with play via free admission days and in dedicated programs for children experiencing special needs, teen parents, formerly incarcerated mothers, children experiencing homelessness and children in the foster care system.

Since opening eighteen years ago in 1998, Habitot has welcomed over 1,100,000 visitors, filling a niche for new parents and caregivers who seek safe and enriching experiences for young children, with parenting support, a toy lending library, affordable music and art classes, immersive learning exhibits, a drop-in Art Studio, role playing centers.

Habitot Children's Museum has been recognized as the "best museum for families" by Bay Area Parent Magazine and Parents’ Press readers. In addition, Habitot's founder, Gina Moreland, has been honored with a Bay Area "Jefferson Award", and was the City of Berkeley's "Early Childhood Champion of the Year." Habitot received the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. Annually since 2010, Habitot has been designated a "Top-Rated Nonprofit" by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations. Habitot participates in the Association of Children’s Museum’s program, “Museum’s For All,” which accepts EBT cards and ensures that all children may enjoy museums regardless of their income.

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111