Kaytlyn Badciong, universal banker at Associated Bank in Waukesha, recently entered Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County’s gingerbread house themed show and competition to raise money for the non-profit organization. She made a gingerbread house that looks like an Associated Bank branch including lights and the bank logo, which proved to be a challenging experience.

“I spent well over 20 hours planning, drawing, baking and assembling the gingerbread house, but it was so worth it once I saw the finished product and experienced how well it went over at the event,” said Badciong.

At the conclusion of the event, Badciong’s gingerbread house was entered into a silent auction to further raise funds for the event. All proceeds went towards an effort to provide warm shelter for families as the winter quickly approaches.

“I’m so happy I was able to participate in this event to benefit such a great cause,” said Badciong. “Not only did the event help spread holiday cheer, but more importantly, it helped provide warmth for several families this winter who otherwise may not have had the opportunity. Being able to give back is the most important part of the holiday season.”