Home Fridge Advantage
Do you know someone deserving of advantage? NOMINATE THEM TODAY!
Maybe it’s a person who is recovering from an illness or who lost their job. Maybe it’s a neighbor who has changed your community or puts others before themselves. A caregiver? A teacher? A friend?
Michigan’s dairy farmers want to give eight deserving people an “advantage” by surprising them with a NEW refrigerator stocked with Undeniably Dairy and other nutrient-rich foods! (ARV $3500). Just fill out the nomination form below and tell us why they are deserving. One winner will be chosen for each of the scheduled home Detroit Lions Football Games. Each chosen winner will also select a local food pantry or school to receive equipment to help provide, fresh, nutritious foods to their clients, including dairy!
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All details regarding awarding the prize managed by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. Only complete nomination forms will be considered. Judging and contest winners determined by a panel of sponsors and dairy farmer(s). All decisions are final.
Winner #1 – Alia
Alia is a paraprofessional at Early Childhood Elementary school in Hamtramck! She was nominated by Janice, a fellow teacher and colleague who understands the many challenges Alia has faced with resilience. Alia is a single mom with four children in school and recently was able to purchase her first home which unfortunately has barely functioning appliances. In addition to working in her current job she is going back to school for a degree in medical technology. This hardworking mom needed an advantage as she continually tackles obstacles that come with supporting herself and the many needs of her family.
Forward Pass: Early Childhood Elementary Hamtramck
Winner #2 – Mrs. McFarland
Mrs. McFarland is a hardworking mom of three from Detroit! She was nominated by her colleague Brandi who has watched Mrs. McFarland fight to provide for her family. Not a stranger to homelessness herself, Mrs. McFarland makes coats for others less fortunate in her community. After successfully locating stable housing after three years, all while working and caring for her children, she was in need of a refrigerator that would keep food cold. This mom continues to fight to overcome obstacles all while helping others before herself.
Forward Pass: Bless Helping Hands, Inc.
Winner #3- Louis
Louis is a Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and melanoma fighter from Ubly. He has continued to persevere through surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and immune-therapy treatments since September 2015. A hardworking and loving father as well, Louis recently found out that his current refrigerator was on the fritz.
Forward Pass: Cass City Elementary School and Highland Pines Schools
Winner #4 – Noelle
Noelle is from Grand Rapids and works for a non-profit that supports people living in the city. Not only does she help people in her neighborhood on a daily basis, she does life with them! As a single parent, Noelle works hard to provide for her three adopted girls and is loving “grandma” to so many more. Noelle is a light in her community, always feeding and helping everyone who walks through her door.
Forward Pass: Potter’s House High School
Winner #5 – Helena
Helena is from Cass City. This mother of three is a constant for her family, providing a loving home to two nieces as well. She was nominated by her longtime friend Samantha who added, “Helena continues to triumph over the many obstacles life hands her. She is the true definition of selfless and dependable. This prize is so well deserved.” Helena was recently able to purchase her first home and has been trying to keep her groceries cold with a broken refrigerator with no freezer.
Forward Pass: Unionville-Sebewaing Elementary School
Winner #6 – Ameenah
Ameenah from Highland Park was nominated by her mother Adeeba. Ameenah is a part-time University of Detroit Mercy nursing student and is expecting her first child. She also worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant earlier this year at a local nursing home, caring for those isolated and battling COVID-19. Unfortunately her refrigerator leaks water and no longer keeps food at a safe temperature, much of it spoiling quickly. “I nominated Ameenah because she always cares for others and it is her turn to receive help,” said Adeeba. “This new refrigerator is a glimmer of excitement during this exceptionally tough year and is one less worry for her before the baby arrives.”
Forward Pass: Destined for Greatness Mentoring
Winner #7 – Danielle
Our seventh winner of the Home Fridge Advantage is Danielle from Dodgeville. This Yooper was nominated by her sister Ashlyn, who admires Danielle for optimistically managing the struggles and the pandemic while pregnant with her 4th child. The two selected Houghton Elementary school, where their kids attend, for their “Forward Pass.” The school will be replacing their 29-year old cooler to make sure students have ice cold milk every day.
Forward Pass: Houghton Elementary School
Winner #8 – Brenda
The final winner of the Home Fridge Advantage is Brenda from Wyoming, MI! Brenda’s daughter Tiffany nominated her because she takes care of everyone in the family despite her own hardships. Brenda has always used second-hand refrigerators and is currently without a refrigerator at all. She has been using coolers to keep food cold while waiting to find an affordable refrigerator. Brenda’s wait is over, because she is getting a new refrigerator.