Gingerbread For The Salvation Army (fundraiser)


November 25 – December 24

Gingerbread Fundraiser

As a gesture of goodwill and giving back to the community.  Downtown Crystal Lake has developed this unique fundraiser.

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Participating businesses in Downtown Crystal Lake will create their own Gingerbread Creation to display at their business near a countertop Salvation Army Red Kettle.  The public will be invited to view the various Business Gingerbread Creations.

Every dollar deposited in the corresponding Red Kettle is worth one vote.  The business who collects the most $$ through 12/24/16 will be the winner of the Business Gingerbread Creation contest.  In reality, the real “winner” is The Salvation Army and all the people they serve in our community.

So here’s your opportunity to (legally) STUFF the ballot box with votes (dollars)!!

Over the past five years, we have raised nearly $10,000 !!!  All money raised stays local.

2016 Participating Businesses:
Benedicts La Strata, 40 N. Williams
Crystal Lake Bank & Trust, 70 N. Williams
Crystal Lake Natural Health Care, 30 N. Williams
Georgio’s Pizzeria, 75 E. Woodstock St.
Kitchen Outfitters, 64B N. Williams
Le Petit Marche, 19 N. Williams
Material Girl, 21 N. Williams
Out of the Box, 71 N. Williams
Starbucks Coffee, 40 N. Williams
That’s Amore Pizza, 105 N. Main
Yours & Meyn, 33 N.Williams

Photos from last year’s creations: