By Haldimand Press Staff
DUNNVILLE—The Meaning of Home contest, which runs until 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 a $25,000 grant to their local Habitat for Humanity.
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.
“The Haldimand Chapter is presently planning to build a new home in Dunn-ville this year and essays from local students will help us continue helping local families. It gives individual students a sense of donating and doing something that will benefit other families in our community,” said Sid Drury, Chair of Habitat for Humanity – Haldimand Chapter. “Hopefully elementary schools in our area will apply.”