New Vitae Wellness and Recovery's Gingerbread House Contest for 2020

January 4, 2021

We hope that you had a happy and safe holiday!  This year, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery participated in a variety of fun activities to commemorate the season.  One activity was the employee Gingerbread House design competition!  Staff members were encouraged to pick up a gingerbread house kit provided by New Vitae to decorate either independently or with their family members for a chance to win Visa Gift Card prizes.  We are happy to report that we had over 30 entries this year – a phenomenal response!  Winners and their entries are included below:

Overall winner: Joanne Leber, Recovery Center


Prettiest Houses:
1st Place: Shannon Garguilo, Recovery Center

2nd Place: Nadia Belkir, Mount Trexler Manor


3rd Place: Elana Brandis, Mount Trexler Manor

Most Creative Houses:
1st Place: Todd Hall, Quakertown House


2nd Place: Destinee Mulero, Philadelphia West 1 RTFA


3rd Place: Amy Giandomenico, Quakertown House

Most New Vitae Spirit:
1st Place: Adiam Ogbagiorgis, Philadelphia West 1 RTFA

2nd Place: Kourtney Rex, Action Recovery


3rd Place: Danielle Garguilo, Pathways


All of the other entries were entered into a large raffle.  Raffle winters included: Anna Sanz, Mount Trexler Manor; Kathi Eichman, Administration; Katrina Rodenbach, Human Resources; Tracy Semmel, Recovery Center; Marisa Tilley, Philadelphia West 2 RTFA; Brianna White, Quakertown House; and Diana Amaro, Mount Trexler Manor.

As we move past the 2020 holiday season, we wish you a peaceful, happy, and healthy New Year!  Special thanks to all of our employees who entered this year’s competition!  Enjoy your beautiful and tasty gingerbread houses!

"I really appreciated the personal attention.  My addiction centered on trauma, and this was the first group that recognized that and validated my feelings.  I will be forever grateful."

- Clem R. (former treatment participant)