Have any kids inspired you lately with amazing acts of kindness? Tell us their story and they could get funding to do even more!

What is the Y-PIF™ Award?

ePIFanyNow™ is excited to announce its annual youth recognition initiative called The Y-PIF™ award, which honors kids in grades K – 12 who are passing kindness forward and making positive contributions to their communities.

ePIFanyNow™, which holds annual events 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.

The public can nominate a youth online at  Applications are due by Monday, March 30, 2020. They will be reviewed by members of the ePIFanyNow™ Board and selection committee and narrowed down to several finalists.

The top submissions will be highlighted on the website starting in early April, 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 13 and will close at 10 p.m. May 2. The ePIFanyNow™ annual party will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 3 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 winning Y-PIF award recipient will be announced toward the end of the event on May 3. Winners will be determined by points given by the selection committee during the initial review process.  Those will be worth 60 percent of the score.  The final 40 percent of the score will be based on the amount of money each finalist raises before and during the event.

The winner will also 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. The winner’s school will also receive $500 to hold a pass-it-forward event.

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 517-798-6503.

What is ePIFanyNow™?

The mission of ePIFanyNow™ is to create a revolution of positive transformational experiences through exponential acts of kindness.

The spelling is a bit unusual… but you too can have an epiphany right now to Pass – It (Kindness) – Forward. We know that when you do something kind for someone else, it’s eventually returned to you! We believe strongly that Mahatma Gandhi was onto something big when he said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Each year ePIFanyNow™ organizes a large group of people to come together and celebrate the power of kindness. If you want to experience something powerful, non-religious, and lots of fun, then please join us for our annual gathering. We will honor local youth passing kindness forward with the annual Y-PIF™ Award and we will also honor a local HERO making a difference.

The next ePIFanyNow™ event is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 1-3 p.m. at the main headquarters of the MSU Federal Credit Union located at 3777 West Road in East Lansing.

How it Works

The Y-PIF™ nomination process is open to all school-aged children and beyond. The process is simple and all are encouraged to attend the awards celebration!


Nominate a young person whose kindness has inspired you.


The ePIFanyNow™ board will review all the submissions and get back in touch with you within a few days.


Join us for the next ePIFanyNow™ event on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the MSU Federal Credit Union headquarters at 3777 West Road in East Lansing.

Past Winners

Since 2012, ePIFanyNow™ has presented the Y-PIF™ award to youth Passing Kindness Forward. Below are just a few of the award recipients and nominees.

Skyler Medes

Skyler Medes

Skyler’s family has been fostering children for years. Her project, “Suitcases for Kids,” collects clothes & supplies for foster kids who often arrive with nothing.

Rachel Kilmer

Rachel Kilmer

Rachel has been a teen volunteer at the Capital Area Humane Society for four years. A tireless volunteer, Rachel has been a role model to peers and youngsters, alike.

Jeremie Bordua

Jeremie Bordua

Jeremie gained national attention for a thank-you party he hosted for police officers, whom he felt were unduly criticized in the media.

Sebastian Williams

Sebastian Williams

Sebastian had participated in the “Lansing Walk to End Alzheimers” for several years – before deciding to organize the first-ever kid-only walk.

Isabelle Wynn & Zoe Zielger

Isabelle Wynn & Zoe Zielger

Isabelle & Zoe organized a 5k – and raised over $1k – for the “Life as a Zebra Foundation,” bringing awareness to those who suffer with incurable or invisible illnesses.

Rachel Munzenberg

Rachel Munzenberger

Rachel and her friends raised thousands of dollars for a younger neighbor with Dystonia, a rare neuro-muscular disorder.

Read Her Story

Our Hero

The ePIFanyNow™ board of directors gave out the first HERO Award in 2018. The award was given posthumously to Chris Rosati of Durham, North Carolina.

Chris made it his personal mission to impact the world in a positive way and inspire thousands of children to perform random acts of kindness. Chris’ wife, Anna, and daughters, Dalany and Logan, were on hand to accept the award and share more of Chris’ mission.

Kindness is our Motive.
Passing it Forward is our Passion.

A Word From Our Founder

Meet Bob Hoffman, our founder, and see what inspires him. Then, check out what’s still inspiring him.

Don’t Take Our Word for It…

We’re grateful to have received so much coverage for the work we do. We appreciate it. But we appreciate the kids more.

Help Us Spread the Kindness…

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