There are so many wonderful, selfless kids in our community who do good for others. They deserve to be recognized. There is an award program accepting nominations now through Monday, April 10 for youth in two categories, grades 5 to 8 and 9 to 12, who led an activity/project that is making a difference in their communities. We are specifically looking for youth who are performing acts of kindness and helping to make a difference, and better the lives of others.
ePIFanyNow™, a mid-Michigan nonprofit dedicated to helping people pass kindness forward, offers the Y-PIF (Youth Passing it Forward) Award as an opportunity for youth who are passing kindness forward to get recognition and added funding for their in-kind activities/projects. ePIFanyNow™ is pledging to award $500 to either a charity of the winner’s choice or toward their in-kind project.
Examples of projects that have won in the past include a middle schooler starting a closet with
suitcases and clothes for foster kids who often get moved with nothing to carry their items in, or nothing at all. Another is two young ladies who started a 5K to raise money and awareness for the Life as a Zebra Foundation for people with rare medical conditions. Another young man regularly bakes cookies for police officers and firemen, just to say “thank you” for
Let’s champion our kids! If you know of youth in these grades who are doing similar things (not just community or charity service, but something that really demonstrates showing kindness toward others and brightening up their lives), please nominate them or encourage them to nominate themselves. Visit www.epifany-
now.org for more information and the nomination form.
Carrie Rathbun Hawks, Laingsburg