Christmas Cookie Walk Benefits All In Grand Island


Grand Island residents come out in force on Sunday, helping each other while helping themselves to some sweet treats.

If the line out the door was any indication, the anticipation was well worth the wait. This organized chaos was all part of the annual cookie walk.

Now a holiday tradition, close to 12,000 cookies were ripe for the picking, all to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

"I love how people are helping Habitat for Humanity by getting cookies and paying money for them," said participant Ben Morse.

"This is a fun way for people to decorate their homes with holiday cookies and give the gift of cookies to people but also help Habitat," said Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity's Executive Director Dana Jelinek. "It's really heartwarming and at Christmastime, it's kind of home and family-- and Habitat is home and family."

The cookie walk usually brings in between $4,000 to $5,000 for the Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity.