Aug 24, 2016 11:57 AM
Are you a champion of children’s literacy?
Do have children or grandchild in grades 4, 5 or 6, giving you a direct connection to teachers in these grades?
Would you like to help Habitat for Humanity VIN have a chance at winning $50,000 to support our next build?
Then this time-limited volunteer opportunity is for you!
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is looking for three volunteers in the Comox Valley who could help distribute ‘The Meaning of Home’ writing contest information to all of the elementary schools in SD71.
What is the Meaning of Home Contest?
Since 2007, Habitat for Humanity Canada has partnered with Genworth Canada to sponsor a nationwide literacy contest called ‘The Meaning of Home.’
The Meaning of Home contest invites Grade 4, 5 and 6 students across the country to submit a written essay about what home means to them. First prize is $50,000 for a Habitat for Humanity build of their choice in Canada and $1,000 cash prize for the school of the winning student.
The contest runs from October 3 through November 30, so we would love to have this information in the teacher’s’ hands by the end of September.
What’s in for us?
Since 2007, Genworth has contributed over $900,000 to help Habitat for Humanity affiliates across Canada build homes for deserving families. For every entry submitted in each community, the respective Habitat affiliate receives $5. So, even if one of our local students is not the winner, we still benefit. The more entries received, the larger the donation to our affiliate will be!
Volunteers interested in helping promote the Genworth Meaning of Home Contest please contact:
Terri Perrin, Volunteer Coordinator
W: (250) 334-3777 ext 224
C: (250) 218-4952