Meaning of Home contest gets children involved in creative writing and supports Habitat

07 Jan
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The Meaning of Home contest, runs from January 7, 2019 to February 18, 2019, invites Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written poem or essay explaining what home means to them for a chance to direct $25,000 grant to a local Habitat for Humanity build of their choice. Since 2007, over 50,000 students have participated in the Meaning of Home contest. Thanks to their inspiring words, and Genworth Canada’s generous support, the Meaning of Home contest has raised over $1 million to build homes across Canada for families in need of decent and affordable housing.

In the last 12 years, over 50,000 students have shared what homes has meant to them. Thanks to their inspiring words, and the generous support of founding sponsor Genworth Canada, the Meaning of Home contest has raised over $1 million to build homes across Canada for families in need of decent and affordable housing.

The Meaning of Home contest offers a unique and meaningful way to get children involved in the creative writing process. The goal is to teach children about the importance of giving back to the community and foster their active participation as world citizens.

Each grade will have a grand prize winner and three runners-up for a total of 12 prizes.

Grand Prize Winner (three total, one per grade) - $25,000

Each grade winner of the Meaning of Home contest will receive a $25,000 grant to direct to a local Habitat build of their choice. Additional prizes include an iPad and class pizza party!

3 Runner-up Prizes (nine total, three per grade) - $5,000

Three contest runners-up per grade will each receive a $5,000 grant towards a Habitat build project of their choice. Additional prizes include an electronic tablet and class pizza party!

And $10 per essay will be generously donated by the contest’s founding sponsor, Genworth Canada, to your local Habitat for Humanity for every contest entry submitted from within their region!

That means that participating children are helping Canadian families access safe, decent and affordable homes that they pay for with a no down payment, interest-free affordable mortgage.

The contest is free to enter, for additional information or to register, please visit: https://meaningofhome.ca/

 

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