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Students urged to apply for volunteering award

Posted at 9:41 AM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 09:41:42-04

How does $500 sound for doing a good deed? Well, the deadline is fast approaching for Mid-Michigan students to apply for an award that's all about paying it forward.

The local non-profit group ePIFany Now is looking for two students who are helping the community. These students can win the "Y-PIF Award."

ePIFany Now wants to continue recognizing students who are lending a hand, or who have even created their own charity.

For years ePIFany Now has been paying it forward, doing random acts of kindness across Mid-Michigan.

Every year volunteers meet up for a party and discuss how to make their community a better place.

Then the fun begins, the group breaks up into teams and goes out to do random acts of kindness across the community. In past years, ePIFany Now volunteers have sung at retirement homes, passed out flowers, and have even helped buy groceries and gas for strangers.

The group's founder Bob Hoffman is urging young people to apply for the Y-PIF Award.

Students in grades five through eight, and nine through twelve, could win $500 dollars to go to a charity of their choice.

Two winners will be chosen from each grade category. You need to get your application in by April 8th.

Click here to apply.

The next ePIFany Now volunteer party is Sunday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the MSU Federal Credit Union in East Lansing. Click here for more information.