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Thank A Hero Sweepstakes

April 29, 2020 | 1 comment

Thank A Hero Sweepstakes

Join Share My Lesson and Thank A Hero!  Your message of thanks will enter your nominee to win dinner, on us, or books from First Book books, our treat. You can also nominate yourself!


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Join Us to Thank A Hero!

May 3 kicks off two weeks of important celebrations, and we need your help!

I don’t know about you, but I have an incredible appreciation for the educators who are finding innovative ways to teach in this new and ever evolving, COVID-19 remote learning environment, and our nurses and healthcare professionals and public employees who are working on the frontlines right now, risking their own lives and health to keep us safe and essential services operating. I already held these heroes on a high pedestal, but now that pedestal is standing on top of Mount Everest (in isolation, of course).

Help the AFT celebrate these heroes for the upcoming teacher, nurse and public service appreciation weeks. Your message of thanks will enter your nominee (or you can nominate yourself) to win dinner, on us, or books from First Book books, our treat. We’ll select 75 winners. It’s easy to nominate a hero (or enter yourself): Go to to send your thanks. 

Thank A Hero: How to Participate

You can nominate a hero of your choice (or enter yourself as a teacher, healthcare provider or public employee) to win dinner or books on us by sending a video, image or message that includes your thanks; or you can enter yourself by sending a message to your students or community on how you miss them. Enter here.

Fifty winners will each receive a $100 gift card to a local restaurant of their choice, and 25 winners will get First Book gift cards for free books.

Finally, join me in watching this inspiring message of gratitude from American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.

View the terms and conditions.

Sweepstakes ends May 15. The first of two drawings will be held May 11.

Good luck, and thank you!

Kelly Booz

Kelly Carmichael Booz oversees the AFT PreK-12 online resources serving 2.1 million educators on the AFT's, the AFT's E-Learning professional development platform, and the production and dissemination of PreK-12 publication for the AFT's 1.7 million members.


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Ginger Abney
Ginger Abney May 3, 2020, 12:57 pm

My name is Ginger Abney. I am a third year Kindergarten teacher at Crawford Elementary in the small town of Arcadia, Louisiana. This town is also where I am from which is why I chose to begin my career there. It is important and necessary for me to sow seeds in the same place where seeds were harvested in me. It’s such a privilege to give back to my community. That’s why I would love to be a recipient of this great honor. This would shine a light not only on me but also my wonderful community and phenomenally sweet students. Each and every day, I wake up excited to go to my workplace; in that, it’s not just a job. Teaching is truly my purpose and my passion. It’s more than my career; it is my calling.