Nominations open for Random Acts of Ice Cream giveaway for educators

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The family-owned company chose to recognize teachers and support staff aligned with the start of the school year and will continue the program through 2020. Courtesy Hudsonville Ice Cream

Parents, students, family and friends can show their appreciation for local teachers and support staff by nominating them for a free ice cream delivery from Hudsonville Ice Cream.

The Holland-based ice cream maker said it is seeking nominations for its Random Acts of Ice Cream program. Winners will receive a box full of ice cream pints delivered directly to their doorstep.

Nominations for Random Acts of Ice Cream can be submitted here, and Hudsonville plans to ship boxes out to selected recipients each week. Nominators can share why the teacher or other education professional they chose — including cafeteria workers, librarians, bus drivers and more — should receive a special ice cream delivery during this unusual year.

“The intent of our Random Acts of Ice Cream program is to show gratitude and bring joy to someone’s day, and with the new school year starting, we wanted to acknowledge the dedication of teachers and other education staff,” said Rachel Messingschlager, marketing director for Hudsonville Ice Cream.

“We all have teachers and educational role models to thank for shaping our lives, and this year, educators are going above and beyond to ensure our children can learn and grow, whether it’s virtually or in the classroom.

“Sending a box of ice cream is something small we can do to help make their days a little sweeter while they are doing so much to inspire the next generation.”

Random Acts of Ice Cream returned after a hiatus earlier this year to recognize health care heroes and other frontline workers.

To date, Hudsonville has shipped hundreds of boxes to more than 20 states. The family-owned company chose to recognize teachers and support staff aligned with the start of the school year and will continue the program through 2020.

Hudsonville Ice Cream makes more than 50 flavors with both traditional ice cream and dairy-free options available in scoop shops and grocery stores in more than a dozen states. More information about the company is at hudsonvilleicecream.com.

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