Chapman’s Ice Cream Delighted to Announce that Habitat for Humanity Canada’s Meaning of Home Contest is Now Open
Markdale, ON – Chapman’s Ice Cream is excited to share that Habitat for Humanity Canada’s
Meaning of Home contest is now open and accepting entries until February 18, 2022. The
national writing contest invites students in grades four, five and six to share what home means
to them in the form of a story, poem, or essay.
Chapman’s Ice Cream has pledged $50,000 to this year’s Meaning of Home contest, which
raises money for Habitat for Humanity Canada and local Habitat organizations across the
country. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a charitable organization that helps families in need
of decent and affordable housing. This marks the first year of partnership between
Chapman’s and Habitat Canada.
“The past two years have shown Canadian families the importance of home like never before,”
says Ashley Chapman, vice president of Chapman’s Ice Cream.
“To be able to shelter at home and feel like you can do something to keep your family safe
during the pandemic is a luxury many people in this country do not have,” he notes. “Our
contribution to Habitat for Humanity Canada will open this possibility to many more Canadians
who dream of home in a way many of us take for granted. We are honoured to partner with
such a great organization.”
Each student who enters the Meaning of Home contest earns a $10 donation towards their
local Habitat for Humanity. Three grand prize winners – one from each grade – will receive a
$30,000 grant towards their local Habitat build, while nine runners-up receive a grant of
$10,000. In addition, each winner and runner-up will win an iPad or tablet, as well as a pizza
party for their class.
Last year, more than 12,000 students from across Canada participated in the contest, raising a
record-setting $300,000 for local Habitat for Humanity organizations. Since its launch in 2007,
the Meaning of Home Contest has raised $1.7 million and helped local Habitats in 47 Canadian
“Chapman’s believes wholeheartedly in the power of literacy and education,” says Chapman.
“This contest is a fun and creative way for children to strengthen their writing skills, give back to
the community, and reflect on the true meaning of home.”
Parents or teachers interested in having their grade four, five or six students participate in this
year’s Meaning of Home contest can learn more and submit their students’ entries at
www.meaningofhome.ca until February 18, 2022. Winners will be announced this June.