Habitat launches student contest


Students across the country have an opportunity to help a local family become a Habitat homeowner, thanks to the Meaning of Home contest, a national writing contest in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Launched earlier this month, the Meaning of Home contest asks students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 to share what home means to them.

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

Three grand prize winners, one for each grade, will have the opportunity to direct a grant of $25,000 to a local Habitat for Humanity of their choice.

Nine runners up will receive a grant of $5,000 to the Habitat build of their choice.

For every contest entry, a donation of $10 will be made to that student’s local Habitat, ensuring every student can help build Habitat homes in their community.

Submissions will be accepted online until Feb. 18, and winners will be announced in April.

More information on how to enter, as well as details on prizing, can be found at www.meaningofhome.ca, or by contacting Nancy McDowell, Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent’s executive director, at 519-352-4440 ext. 225 or nancy@habitatchatham-kent.ca




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