This is the second annual Dads Making a Difference contest. Here’s a video of Ty Pennington giving you the 411 on how to enter, and who you should nominate.
"Last year’s ‘Dads Making a Difference’ contest winner, Charlie Muller, converted a run-down building into a center to feed children living below poverty levels in Albany, N.Y.," said Ty Pennington, Sears spokesperson. "I am excited to be working with the Sears Blue Tool Crew to hear more inspirational stories this year and encourage people to nominate deserving dads."
Because of the contest was so successful last year, they’ve decided to do it again. Beginning now through June 10th, you can nominate any dad who is actively helping out his community. To Nominate someone, you’ll need to put together a 250-word-or-less essay and submit a photo. A panel of judges including Ty Pennington, well select 10 finalists and America gets to vote on who will win a very special visit from Sears Blue Tool Crew to help with an ongoing project or new community project to make a big impact in the winner’s community. Each finalist will receive tools and resources from the Sears Blue Tool Crew, while the grand prize winner will receive $30,000 in services and assistance from the Sears Blue Tool Crew to help further advance his community work. Nominations should be for dads that use tools to better their communities.
You may also be interested in the DIT Traveling Toolbox. To help a neighbor assemble a swing set or assist with fixing-up your community center, raise your hand for the Traveling Toolbox. To be considered, Tweet your story to @BlueToolCrew including the hashtag #tweet4tools.