“Kids Helping Canadian Families through the Act of Writing.”

As parents we try to instill good values in our children, teaching them to care for the environment by recycling, and to help those who are less fortunate by contributing to the food bank. Starting October 10, kids can help families build a home.

meaning_of_home_contestHabitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) builds homes for families in need. As part of the sixth annual Meaning of Home writing competition in partnership with Genworth Canada, grades 4, 5, and 6 students across Canada may now help families who are less fortunate through the simple act of writing.

By sharing a 50 to 300 word essay or poem describing what home means to them, students can help a family in their community achieve the dream of owning their own home. Genworth Canada will make a $60,000 contribution to Habitat for Humanity Canada towards the building of a Habitat home in or near the winner’s community.

The student with the winning essay will also receive an iPad plus a pizza party for their entire school. There are many other prizes to be won (see www.meaningofhome.ca for details).

For the second year in a row, each child involved can make a direct impact with their entry, as Genworth Canada will donate $5 to a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate for each entry submitted. The more essays submitted, the more donations will go to Habitat, so tell a friend!

For more details on the Meaning of Home writing contest, visit the site www.meaningofhome.ca.

Contest closes November 9, 2012.