GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer is honoring local teachers in its six-state footprint through its first-ever "Homeroom Heroes" contest. Now through May 13, parents are encouraged to nominate a teacher in their community and explain why the educator is a local hero. All active K-12 teachers throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin are eligible for entry.
One winner will be chosen in each of the six states. The winner's school will receive more than $1,000 in free supplies. Meijer and participating brands, including Clorox, Crayola, Expo, Kleenex, Paper Mate, Scott, Sharpie and Viva, will donate various school supplies to be included in the prize packages. Meijer will also award a $100 gift card to the entrant that nominated each of the six winners.
"Teachers touch so many lives in so many ways. They are the unsung heroes of our communities," said Nicole Laughlin, vice president of brand development and marketing for Meijer. "We're proud to celebrate local educators across the Midwest by introducing the Meijer Homeroom Heroes Contest. We encourage everyone to nominate a deserving teacher!"
To enter, customers can visit www.facebook.com/meijer and click on the Homeroom Heroes tab. Submissions will be judged based on alignment with the contest theme, originality and clarity of expression. Winners will be notified beginning the week of May 22.
About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 231 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the "one-stop shopping" concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
Jennifer Rook, 616-791-2794
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