The 11th annual
is OPEN NOW!!
100% of funds raised
It'S ALL FOR THE KIDS
100% of every voting dollar donated goes directly to support Children's Hospital Foundations in participating Team's Local Communities.
Want to see what we accomplished last year?
The GingerCane creations of the New Home Industry, Public and Children's Teams brought in just under $52,000 through the donate-to-vote platform. Every dollar donated to GingerCane was passed along to the children's hospital foundation in the participant's local communities.
Click below to see the sweet selects that won in 2019!
baking a difference
An Annual Gingerbread House Contest to Benefit Kids Health
10 Years of
Since 2010, GingerCane has raised over $292,000 in online voting donations with all funds raised going directly to children's hospital foundations in participant's local communities.
Everyone is Welcome
Calling all bakers (and non-bakers), we want you, your corporation, your children, or your friends and family to form a team and imagine a gingerbread house that pushes the limits of creativity and materials.
The 2020 Contest Dates
November 24 Noon MST
Online Voting Open
December 11 6PM MST
Voting Closes and
Winners are Announced
How it Works
The GingerCane contest is conducted entirely online. Create a team – bring together colleagues, family and friends. We even have a kids category for participants under 13.
To participate - follow these three steps: Design, Build & Promote.
What inspires you?
GingerCane is an
"Anything Goes" community where your only limitation is your imagination.
Bake & Create
Gather your team the tall and the small & BUILD! When you are done, upload photos & video of your process and creation to your voting page.
Rock the Vote!
Starting November 24 –share your voting page and encourage everyone you know to vote! Every dollar donated is a vote for your creation.
together We've Raised Over $290,000 so far!
Thank-you to our Generous 2019 Sponsors
we'd love to hear from you
Would you like to support or be involved?
Either way -- you're AWESOME.
E2 + Associates (formerly Evans 2 Design Group)
How to Make Gingerbread
The Gingerbread Man (video)
Builder Kit Documents
E2 + Associates © 2020
Contest terms, donations & Tax info
Here is everything you need to know! Questions? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Fundraising Agent
The Annual ‘GingerCane’ Gingerbread Design Competition is hosted, and contributions collected by KR Evans 2 Design Group Ltd (E2 + Associates or Evans 2 Design Group) in Calgary, AB CANADA (e2.associates). E2 + Associates acts as an Official third-party Fundraiser under an Agency Agreement with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundations of Manitoba.
Terms of Participation
Teams are invited to participate in the competition by building a Gingerbread house design entry and their supporters are invited to contribute financially to the campaign by ‘voting with their dollars’ for the entry of their choice. Every dollar counts as one vote.
The GingerCane Contest is organized from our home city of Calgary, Alberta. The contest intent is to provide a fun & engaging means of raising money for children’s hospital charities while bringing the home building industry together. The money raised for each team will go to the children’s hospital foundation in the jurisdiction of the team is based from. The GingerCane Contest has entered into formal agreements with the principle providers of children’s health services in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. For contributions made to entries from outside of these jurisdictions, to the extent allowable by any body of judicial or regulatory authority, we will endeavor to distribute a pro rata share of net proceeds of the campaign to hospital charities in reasonable proximity to the physical location of those entries.
Contributing to the Campaign
Supporters may opt to sponsor the campaign with a direct contribution (contact Sean Young at 403-988-3750 for full sponsorship opportunities) or by supporting one or more entries with a team specific contribution.
Voting for an Entry
To support an entry in the GingerCane contest you may direct your votes to a specific team in one of two ways:
Vote Online: Each team is given a voting page at http://vote.gingercane.com that accepts online voting through financial contributions to the campaign. Each dollar contributed will purchase one vote for the subject entry. Voting starts at Noon on November 25th, 2019
Send a cheque: You can mail a cheque to us directly. Be sure to provide your contact information and the name of the team to whom who you want to direct your contribution. Cheques should be made payable to the official fundraising organizer ‘Evans 2 Design Group’ and mailed to 300, 4723 - 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2G 4Y8. They must arrive before noon MST on December 13th, 2018 to count towards contest standings. In the spirit of the campaign, all financial contributions that arrive after the cutoff will be added to campaign proceeds and directed to our charitable partners.
Sponsoring the Campaign Directly
To support the campaign you may wish to provide:
Direct financial support: Sponsorship opportunities are available and may be made by providing your sponsorship cheque payable to the official fundraising organizer ‘Evans 2 Design Group’ at 300, 4723 - 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2G 4Y8.
A gift-in-kind donation: Every year our generous supporters provide a variety of services including printing, creative, photography, marketing and other business products that help ensure more money goes directly into the hands of the hospital foundations and charities. If you would like to discuss a gift-in-kind contact Sean Young at 403-988-3750
Giving by Cheque
There are several reasons why you may wish to contribute by cheque that include:
To avoid the use of PayPal or a credit card;
To help us avoid payment processing fees on large donations;
You wish to make a contribution in the name of a party that differs from that on the available credit card;
You wish to obtain a receipt in the name of a business or individual that differs from that on the available credit card.
In order to receive a tax receipt, as applicable (refer to Tax Receipts below) per CRA guidelines, for the current tax year, funds must be received by Evans 2 Design Group no later than Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
To contribute by cheque, please contact us by telephone at (403) 256-5123 or via email at email@example.com to notify us of your intention to donate, and to which gingerbread team your donation should be attributed. Mail or courier your cheque payable to:
E2 + Assocaites
Attn: The GingerCane Campaign
4723 - 1st Street SW
Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8
The GingerCane Campaign gathers contributions in the form of sponsorship and voting contributions. Each type of receipt is handled in a different manner. Please read the information below to better understand the differences, and how your valuable contribution will be handled. Additional questions regarding official tax receipts can be directed to the Hospital Foundation contacts found below.
Tax Receipts - Voting Contributions
Tax receipts for voting contributions made online through www.gingercane.com are subject to the following policies and terms:
Official Charitable Tax Receipts are provided for voting contributions directed to a Canadian charitable partner in amounts greater than CDN$20 made by an individual taxpayer.
For receipts greater than CDN$20 for voting contributions made by a corporation or other legal entity – a tax receipt from the charitable organization will be mailed.
All Official receipts are issued by the hospital foundations or charity directly. They can only be prepared and distributed as follows :
In the name of the donor (the individual or business name who provided payment);
To the address provided on the payment information (either cheque, credit card or PayPal account address);
CRA guidelines recommend that all receipts be distributed on or before February 28 of the year following the donation date.
All contributions made via the GingerCane PayPal payment gateway will be provided:
A PayPal receipt emailed to the primary account email address or can be printed online at the time of contribution;
Please note that the transaction will appear on banking statements as “PAYPAL *KREVANS2DES”
Corporations may opt to support the GingerCane Campaign with a monetary or gift-in-kind sponsorship.
Acknowledgement receipts for monetary sponsorship to the GingerCane campaign are subject to the following policies and terms:
Acknowledgement receipts in the full amount of the monetary sponsorship will be provided by Evans 2 Design Group, and wherever possible accompanied by a letter of acknowledgement issued by one of our charity partners.
Cheques should be made payable to the official fundraising organizer ‘Evans 2 Design Group’ and mailed to 300, 4723 - 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2G 4Y8 on or before December 13th, 2019.
Receipts for non-monetary (gift-in-kind) sponsorship to the GingerCane Campaign are subject to the following policies and terms:
A receipt may be available under certain conditions for a donation of products. To attempt to qualify for a receipt issued by one of the Foundation partners please provide us with:
A detailed invoice showing the items provided, their market value and company contact information;
Invoices can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the official fundraising organizer ‘E2 + Associates’ at 300, 4723 - 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2G 4Y8 on or before December 13th, 2019.