Avari

Grade 6

Winnipeg
Manitoba

What is a Home?

What is a Home?

Some people might say my home is where I live but it’s so much more!
A home is somewhere where we spend the night.
Somewhere we spend time with family.
Somewhere we spend our childhood.
A place where we can be ourselves.
A place where memories are made good or bad.
A place we get through stuff together.
A place where my story started and continues.
A place with walls in all directions and a roof above our heads.
A place where we feel safe, we’re loved, and I’ll remember no matter where I am.
A place I’ll remember – even if I move.
Your home doesn’t have to be a house, it could be place you feel all of this.
But a sad thing is that this is not true for everyone.
Some people’s homes are not these things. Home, what’s the meaning of home? Home doesn’t just have one meaning, it has too many to count.
The meaning of home is different for everyone, not all homes are the same.
Yes, they might look the same but home looks, feels, sounds, smells different for everyone.
But home is not about the style or size it’s about the people.
It doesn’t matter who, a mom and a dad, two moms or two dads, an aunt or uncle, grandparents, or foster parents.
Home is home, and no one can change that unless you don’t have a home.
This is a serious issue.
You may have a warm dry place to stay the night, but many don’t.
We have to fundraise and build homes for those who don’t have a dry warm place to sleep!
We need to help people keep their homes and help those who aren’t on their feet to get back up.
We know that a home is something everyone needs and deserves.
We know that every kid, every family, and every person deserves a place to spend the night.
Everyone deserves a place to spend time with their family, a place to spend their childhood, and create memories that will last forever.
We need to make a change.