Meaning of Home contest launched

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Genworth Canada has launched its sixth annual Meaning of Home contest in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada.

The contest invites students in grades 4, 5 and 6 across Canada to submit a written essay about the meaning of home for a chance to direct $60,000 to a Habitat for Humanity home of their choice in Canada and win a pizza party for their entire school.

“All of us at Genworth Canada take great pride in our Meaning of Home contest,” Brian Hurley, chairman and CEO of Genworth Canada, said in a news release. “It’s extremely gratifying to know we are not only helping inspire children to write but we are also teaching them that every little gesture can make a difference.”

There are many more great prizes to be won, and for the second year in a row, Genworth Canada is donating $5 to Habitat for Humanity for each entry submitted.

According to Habitat for Humanity, there are currently more than 1.5 million Canadian families without safe, decent and affordable housing.  “Our collaboration with Genworth Canada has been instrumental in helping our affiliates throughout the country build more homes and help more families achieve their dream of homeownership,” said Stewart Hardacre, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. Last year, a record 3,200 entries were received. Organizers hope the number this year will be even higher.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 9 and the winner will be announced in January, 2013.

To hear first-hand what this experience has meant for past participants, organizers and supporters, go to

For more information about the contest, visit

Organizations: Genworth Canada, Habitat for Humanity

Geographic location: Canada

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