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WATCH: Houston’s The Center Keeps The Gingersnaps Tradition Alive

Since the mid-90’s, The Center has been selling Gingersnaps as a way to support their services for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities



What are the Holidays without the traditional Gingersnap cookies?

Houston’s The Center has been supplying these tiny treats nationwide for years! Through Gingersnaps Etc., they have been using the funds they raise to support the work they do for the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Community (IDD).

It all started as the dream of a single volunteer, who had a family member that was also a client of the Center , and that dream has grown: This year alone they have shipped over 2 million cookies!

The Center, which offers residential services, vocational training, and day services, believes that, “…all adults with developmental disabilities should have opportunities to promote choice, personal growth, and independence so they may achieve their full potential.”

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Ernie Manouse

Ernie Manouse

Executive Producer & Host, Town Square

Ernie Manouse, a native of Binghamton, NY and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, launched his broadcasting career with NBC News before working at Chicago radio station WLS-AM. In 1996, Ernie joined HoustonPBS (now Houston Public Media), and as an anchor and producer, he has garnered eleven Emmy Awards, five...

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