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June Avenue PS students thanked for efforts in Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

June 13, 2018

GUELPH, Ontario – The students of June Avenue Public School have received a warm and special thanks for their efforts in supporting local, affordable housing.

In the fall, Habitat for Humanity invited students in grades 4 to 6 to share what “home” means to them. The annual Genworth Canada’s Meaning of Home contest invites students to submit an essay, video or poem about “home,” all while giving back to their community.

Since it began in 2007, the contest has raised more than $1 million in funding for local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. This funding directly supports initiatives in our communities for local families in need of safe and affordable places to call home.

This spring, Habitat for Humanity Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph gave a special thanks to June Avenue Public School for students’ wonderful response in the contest. Through its contest submissions, June Avenue PS raised $570 for its local Habitat for Humanity. On June 6, a small presentation was held at June Avenue PS where participating students received a Certificate of Appreciation.

Participating schools across Wellington and Dufferin counties raised a total of $5,240 this year.

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