St. Alphonsus students kick-off Habitat for Humanity contest

student standing in front of house

Students from St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary School in Peterborough are doing their part to encourage schoolwide participation in the 11th annual Genworth Canada Meaning of Home Contest.

Teacher Aaron McFadden brought his class to a current Habitat build in Peterborough to see first-hand the work of Habitat in the community, and learn about the importance of safe, decent and affordable housing in preparation for their school’s participation in this year’s contest.

The Meaning of Home contest invites grade 4, 5 and 6 students to share a written story, poem or video that reveals what home means to them for a chance to direct $50,000 to a Habitat homebuilding project of their choice.

In addition, Genworth Canada will make a $10-donation to local Habitats across the country for every submission received.

While on site, St. Alphonsus students compiled footage for a video that will be used to inspire social consciousness among their elementary school peers and encourage local classrooms to get involved in the Meaning of Home contest.