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"What My Home Means to Me" by Rebecca, age 10




If you ask me, home is a place where you share your feelings. You don’t have to hide your thoughts or shame. Because you have people who care and love you.

Home is where your dream blossom, like a tree blossom. You can feed your roots or feed it disgrace. You can chose to stay or go and run away and leave your home or stay and live content.

Home is the safest place on earth, where your heart sores for life. Where the laughter of new borne stays for a while. Where the gentle spanking of moms happen.

You can chose to be grateful or hateful. Bloom or shrink. However you chose to explain it, home is the most important thing you will ever need.

Rebecca, age 10
A J Whittenberg Elementary School
Homes of Hope


Rebecca reads her winning essay at Homes of Hope's annual Dinner & Auction. "A homeless child stood in the presence of hundreds & presented her essay. It is only God that can do such a thing." - Rebecca's Mother, Emilian


Annually the South Carolina State Housing and Finance Development Authority provides an opportunity for children who live in affordable housing throughout the state to participate in the "What My Homes Means to Me" Coloring and Essay contests. Winners are selected at the annual Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum in April. This year, one of Homes of Hope’s own, Rebecca, is the 1st place winner in the essay contest. Rebecca and her family live in a LoCAL home sponsored by Resurgent Capital Services.


Absolutely amazing... very brave and bold young lady....

Wow how great that was very heart touching very great job my dear .

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