For the 10th year, Genworth Canada is offering school children the opportunity to help low-income families access affordable housing with its annual essay, poetry and video contest. The contest is open to students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 across Canada.
If the contest winner or a runner-up designates our organization when awarding the prize money, affordable housing in this area could receive a $5,000 to $50,000 boost. For every eligible entry submitted from schools in Guelph, and Wellington and Dufferin countries, we will receive a $10 grant from Genworth Canada (subject to a minimum entry requirement).
There are added incentives for students, classes and schools to enter through a variety of prizes awarded to the winner and runners up.
Since 2007, Genworth Canada has provided $900,000 to Habitat for Humanity Canada affiliates through the Meaning of Home contest.
Since 2000, Habitat for Humanity WDG has worked with volunteers and community partners to provide 24 homes to families in our area. Our goal is to raise $2-million and build 25 homes over five years.
For additional information about the contest, visit Meaning of Home.