Nick Lim was the winner of the raffle held for a gingerbread house recognized on the "Today Show." The raffle raised about $750.
Lim donated the house to Erica Manlang, who suffering from an illness, and her family. They were the recipiets of the money the raffle raised.
Manlang was the owner of Divinity's Splendour-Glow, which had been at the 311 Mass. Ave. location until the fall of 2011.
The raffle was held at The Artful Heart, a gift shop now at 311 Mass. Ave. operated by Carla Dorato.
The delectable house by Arlington artist Laura Morrissette was the winner of the "Today Show" contest for gingerbread houses.
What anyone donated was up to the customer. To help decide, inside the store was a "giving tree." On the tree were paper tags with gifts on them.
The raffle, set for Dec. 20, was put off until 8:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the store.
This story was published Sunday, Dec. 10, 2012, and updated Dec. 23.