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Join us to celebrate a

Day of Kindness

Friday, May 3rd, 2024

A day filled with camaraderie, generosity, and meaningful actions, followed by a community celebration:

That’s ePIFanyNow’s Day of Kindness!

Spread Kindness & Raise Awareness

2024 Day of Kindness

We’ve identified five incredible local nonprofit organizations, each making a powerful impact on our community. On Friday, May 3rd, 2024, we’re bringing together volunteers from local corporations and small businesses, who will tackle one key project for each selected nonprofit.  From painting vibrant murals to constructing ramps for accessibility, every task will have a lasting impact, amplifying the ripple effect of kindness throughout our community.

After a day filled with support, laughter, and the transformative power of kindness, we’re inviting all of our community supporters like you to join us at 4pm for a spectacular celebration at the Capital Region International Airport. It’s a chance to bask in the glow of the day’s collective achievements, to share stories, and celebrate the impact of kindness and community.

We’ll also be announcing our 2024 Y-PIF award winner and bestowing the Chris Rosati Hero Award during the evening event.

Parking at the airport is free! So bring your family, friends, and neighbors – everyone is welcome to join the festivities and witness the incredible impact of kindness in action.

Let’s make May 3, 2024, a day to remember – a day where kindness takes center stage and lights up our community with hope, compassion, and joy. Together, we can create a brighter, kinder world.

Join us at 4pm on May 3rd to celebrate Day of Kindness!

RSVP to let us know you that you’ll attend – the party is free, and so is parking!

Day of Kindness: Meet Our Nonprofits

Learn more about the five nonprofits we’re helping and celebrating on May 3rd. We encourage you to visit their websites, read more about their important missions, and pass it forward with a donation, in honor of Day of Kindness!

Visit The Davies ProjectVisit Child & Family CharitiesVisit Mitten Misfits Farm SanctuaryVisit Jackson Michigan Giving BackVisit YMCA Lansing

Donate to support our chosen nonprofits

Each non-profit will receive a minimum of $750 from ePIFanyNow™, thanks to your donations and the generous sponsorship from Scripps Howard Fund, MSUFCU, Capital Region International Airport, Foster Swift, One North Kitchen and Bar, Amadore Beverages, and mConnexions. The more our community donates, the more we can give to these incredible organizations!

Donate Today

Thank you to our Day of Kindness sponsors!

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.

What is the Y-PIF™ Award?

(Youth Passing It Forward)

The Y-PIF™ award honors kids in grades K – 12 who are passing kindness forward and making positive contributions to their communities. The 2024 Y-PIF™ award will be presented at the upcoming Day of Kindness event on May 3rd, from 4-6pm at Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport. Click here to RSVP. Nominations are now open!

How it Works

The Y-PIF™ award is given to kids in kindergarten through 12th grade. Anyone can nominate a student.  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.


The 2024 Y-PIF™ award will be presented at the upcoming Day of Kindness event on May 3rd, from 4-6pm at Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport. Click here to RSVP. 

Past Y-PIF™ Winners

Since 2015, ePIFanyNow has presented the Y-PIF award to youth Passing Kindness Forward.  Below are the past Y-PIF winners:

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


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.

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.

A word from our founder

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

Pass it Forward

Help Us Spread the Kindness…

With so much negativity in the news today, we’re happy to tell stories of hope, love, and kindness. Will you help to support our mission?


Want to contribute a few dollars to the work of kindness? We appreciate the gift!


We can always use help spreading the word and setting up the event.



We couldn’t do what we do without generous corporate sponsors



Have a kid to nominate? A HERO to celebrate? A question about donating, sponsorship, or our award ceremony?

Whatever it is – we’d love to hear from you! Simply fill out the form or call us at 517-798-6503 and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

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