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Chapman’s pledges $50,000 in support of Habitat for Humanity campaign

Money will be used as part of the Meaning of Home contest open to children in grades 4 through 6

Who: Chapman’s Ice Cream

What: The Canadian frozen treats maker is pledging $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity in support of its national Meaning of Home contest that helps families in need of affordable housing.

Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 are invited to submit a story, poem or essay to express what home means to them.

A winner in each grade is awarded a $30,000 grant for their local Habitat and three runners-up per grade receive $10,000 to benefit their local Habitats.

“Every small community across Canada is facing challenges with affordable housing these days. Habitat for Humanity Canada and their efforts are becoming more important than ever,” said Ashley Chapman, vice-president of Chapman’s Ice Cream. “The Meaning of Home contest is an exceptional way to engage children across the country to reflect on the true meaning of home in-support of local Habitat building projects. We are proud to support this.”

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