Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Café, YogaSix and Imperial Spa Seek Health Care Heroes for Stress Awareness Month Giveaway

In recognition of Stress Awareness Month in April, Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Café is partnering with YogaSix in Carmel and The Imperial Spa in Carmel to gift one deserving health care hero the ultimate relaxation reward. Nominations are accepted on Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Café’s Facebook page now through Saturday, April 30. The total prize package is valued at more than $500.

The three local companies are scouring the Indianapolis area for a deserving health care hero to treat to a relaxation reward. The package includes a $50 Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Café gift card and swag, 10 yoga classes at YogaSix, and a deluxe package from The Imperial Spa.

“The past two years have caused so much stress on us all, especially the brave individuals on the front lines,” said Charlie Hensley, CEO, Southern Brands. “We are so thankful for their commitment to keeping our community safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are proud to team up with YogaSix and The Imperial Spa to show our appreciation.”

People interested in entering the contest or nominating a front-line worker they believe deserves a relaxation reward can visit the designated contest post on Homemade Ice Cream and Bakery Café’s Facebook page. To enter, tag a health care hero in the post’s comments, stating why you or your nominee deserve this award, and like all three Facebook pages – Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Café, YogaSix in Carmel and The Imperial Spa Carmel.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to help support our health care heroes,” said Abby Nebughr, owner, YogaSix Carmel. “These last two years have been very hard on everyone mentally. The heroes on our front lines have sacrificed their own well-being to take care of others, and we feel it’s time to give back.”

Anyone in the medical field or a first responder within the Indianapolis area is qualified to enter the social media contest. Proof of work status is required to win the prize. The winner of the Stress Awareness Month relaxation reward will be announced in the second week of May.

“The state that the world is and has been in, for the last few years, we owe a huge thank you to the health care providers that have been overworked, risking their lives every day,” said Caitlin Quinto, spa manager, The Imperial Spa. “We wanted to show our appreciation by donating a spa experience to at least one lucky winner for the kindness and perseverance the health care workers have shown us over the years. Thank you to all that are in the field, giveaway winner or not; we truly appreciate your service to the community.”

“While practicing yoga and receiving massages have been proven to alleviate physical and mental stress, desserts release endorphins in the brain too, such as serotonin, which can help reduce stress,” said Hensley. “After all, ‘stressed’ spelled backward is ‘desserts,’ so we thought this prize package would be perfect for our health care heroes.”

Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Café is a fast-casual bakery-café is dedicated to providing a warm, welcoming and worthwhile experience for all its guests. Established in 2021, Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Café is a mix between a classic ice cream shop, cozy bakery and a lively bistro. The smell of homemade sweet treats draws customers in, but the efficient, friendly service and quality ingredients makes Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Café stand out. The bakery-café’s menu options include an assortment of flavorful soups and salads, tasty sandwiches, a variety of sides and its signature freshly baked honey croissants. To satisfy your sweet tooth, the bakery café also includes 20 small-batch ice cream flavors and a variety of homemade baked goods ranging from cakes, pies, cookies and other treats.

Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Café is part of the Louisville, Kentucky-based Southern Brands, which also owns Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen, a popular bakery and ice cream shop with seven locations across Louisville and Elizabethtown, Kentucky and southern Indiana that has been a local favorite since 1982.

Learn more about Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Café by following them on Facebook and Instagram or visit homemadecafes.com.