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Monday, March 9, 2015

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EAST LANSING, MI — ePIFanyNow™ is excited to announce its new youth recognition initiative called The Y-PIF Award, which will honor kids in grades 5 – 8 and 9 – 12 who are passing kindness forward and making a positive contribution to their communities.

ePIFanyNow™, which holds annual “parties” to encourage people to go out into the community and commit random acts of kindness, is seeking young leaders who are using their time, talents and treasures to benefit and enhance the lives of others.

Outstanding, charitable youth may get more details about the award and register online at Applications are due by April 10. They will be reviewed by members of the ePIFanyNow™ Board and selection committee and narrowed down to three finalists in each age category.

The top three chosen submissions from each age category will be highlighted on the website, where the public can “vote” for their favorite. Each vote will cost $1 and will be collected via Paypal. Online voting will open Monday, April 20 and will close at 3 p.m. at the next ePIFanyNow™ annual party on Sunday, May 3. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the MSU Federal Credit Union main headquarters (3777 West Road in East Lansing). All monies raised during the voting will be given to the applicant’s chosen charity.

The two final Y-PIF Award recipients – one from each grade category – will be announced at the end of the party. Winners will be determined by points given by the selection committee during the initial review process.  Those will be worth 60% of the score.  The final 40% of the score will be based on the amount of money each finalist raises before and during the event.

The winner in each category will receive $500 from ePIFanyNow™, which will go to either a pre-approved charity of the winner’s choice or the winner’s in-kind project for further development. All charities and projects will be vetted by members of the ePIFanyNow™ Board and selection committee during the review process.

For finalists who are not selected as one of the Y-PIF Award winners, all monies raised through the online voting process will still be awarded to the charities noted in those participants’ applications.

For questions, please contact ePIFanyNow at or 517-230-8807

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