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What Does Home Mean to Me?

My home is in a very small town so home to me is the entire community. Home is at school because my friends care about me, we play and learn together, and we love each other lots. Home is at the curling rink because I go to many community events there and I am learning to curl there! When I am at the curling rink I feel at home and like family. Home is not just a structure. A home is where you grow physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Home is where you are loved and where you learn from your mistakes. Home is where you make memories, some good and some bad. Home is where you can be yourself, not feel judged, and be accepted. In any home, you need to help out. This means in your community too! I enjoy helping in my community by volunteering at the community garden, helping at food drives, picking up litter, running for Terry Fox, and visiting residents at the Senior’s Residence. I like to help others to make a difference in their lives and to make my community a better place to live. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but to me it takes a village to make a home. By entering this contest I will help others to get a house and hopefully a home like mine. One of the many reasons I love Habitat for Humanity is because they are making houses for a family to make into a home. My home is where my heart is!

Gloria

Grade 5

Englehart, Ontario

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