Who better to ask what the concept of home means than children?
Genworth Canada, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, is asking students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to share their stories, videos and poems in the Meaning of Home Contest.
The winning student will receive a $50,000 donation towards a Habitat build of their choice, in addition to a $1,000 donation to their school. There are 10 second-place grants of $5,000 toward their local Habitat, and Genworth will also make a $10 donation to local Habitats from coast to coast for every entry received.
“I believe it is important that our youth recognize the power they have to help change the world we live in not just tomorrow, but today as well,” said Mark Rodgers, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Canada.
Stuart Levings, President and CEO of Genworth Canada, says, “Since this contest started in 2007, we’ve provided over $1,000,000 in funding to Habitat for Humanity across Canada, and we have helped to inspire over 45,000 students to learn more about the issue of affordable housing.”
For more information or to submit an entry, visit www.meaningofhome.ca or call HFHSC executive director Cori Lynn at 604-885-6737.
The contest ends Nov. 30, 2017, and winner and runners-up will be announced in February 2018.