The Meaning of Home Contest

National Writing Contest for Grades 4, 5, and 6.

The Meaning of Home Contest

National Writing Contest for Grades 4, 5, and 6.

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It is only through the generosity of our supporters that Habitat Regina is able to break the cycle of poverty for low-income Regina families.

Please consider making a 100% tax deductible donation to your local Habitat so that we can continue to help families build equity in their future through homeownership.



Habitat for Humanity Regina relies on volunteers to help local families build strength, stability and self-relience through homeownership. We welcome volunteers on the Build Site and at the ReStore. You can volunteer as an individual, with a group of friends, or even as a team-building day with your co-workers.

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The Habitat for Humanity Regina ReStore accepts donations of new and used building materials and househole items from local businesses and individuals. 

These donations are then sold to provide funding to Habitat for Humanity Regina to build homes for local low-income families.



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Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone should have a safe and decent place to live. Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty through affordable homeownership. 

Habitat families purchase their homes at fair market value. They pay an interest-free, zero downpayment mortgage set at 25% of their annual income. 

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The Meaning of Home Contest - what does home mean to you?

Do you have a child who wants to change the world? 

Do you want to engage your students in creative writing and learning about civic responsibility while providing them with a unique opportunity to make a tangible contribution and difference in their community?

The 12th annual Meaning of Home contest invites grades 4, 5, and 6 students across Canada to submit a written poem or essay explaining what home means to them. For every submission, Habitat for Humanity Regina will receive a $10 donation from the contest's presenting sponsors, Genworth Canada. 

The Habitat for Humanity Meaning of Home contest is a great way to:

  • encourage independent and critical thought
  • promote creative writing
  • increase awareness around social issues
  • promote community involvement

 Please register between now and January 6, 2019. The contest opens for submissions on January 7, 2018. Winners will be announced in April 2019.

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Prizing Information:

  • Winner - one winner per grade gets to direct a $25,000 grant toward to a Habitat build of their choice AND will receive an iPad and classroom pizza party
  • Runners-up - 3 winners per grade will also get to direct a $5,000 grant towards a Habitat build of their choice AND an electronic tablet and classroom pizza party.

Visit the Meaning of Home website for more information or to register your child or classroom for the contest. The registration deadline is January 6, 2019.

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