Oct 22, 2015 4:25 PM
Teachers, Genworth has kicked off its ninth annual Meaning of Home Contest across Canada. The contest invites grade 4, 5 and 6 students to submit a written essay about what home means to them for a chance to direct $50,000 to a Habitat for Humanity affiliate of their choice.
The Meaning of Home contest has directed more than $800,000 to Habitat affiliates across the country, empowering youth to effect change and raised awareness of the need for more affordable housing.”
Genworth Canada donates an additional $5 to local Habitat affiliates for each entry submitted, so every grade 4, 5 and 6 student across Canada has the ability to raise money towards Habitat builds in their own community.
The North Island has had three winners in last three years. Annelies in 2012 from Courtenay, Madelyn in 2013 from Courtenay and last year, Sophie in 2014 from Comox. These three girls plus hundreds of other local kids put pen to paper and helped raise money for their local Habitat.
Teacher’s don’t miss this opportunity to work with your students to inspire them to discover their “Meaning of Home”. More information and Lesson plans are available. You can even go online and check out other kids who have already entered in our area in English and in French.
- The Meaning of Home Contest is on now! and the last date to submit entries is Monday, November 9, 2015.
- The winner receives a $50,000 donation from Genworth Canada to direct to the Habitat Affiliate of their choice, as well as an iPad, a pizza party for his or her classroom and a $1,000 donation to their school.
- Five runners up each receive $5,000 to donate to their local Habitat Affiliate, a pizza party for their classroom and an iPod.
Students are also invited to submit a video on what home means to them. Video entries are entered into a separate draw for an iPod.
For more information on contest rules, or to submit an entry, visit www.meaningofhome.ca. The contest winner and runners-up will be announced in January 2016.
Thank you for all you do to inspire the Children of the North Island.