First Annual Y-PIF Award

Written by Katie Jaskolski on . Posted in News

It is always our goal to begin our education efforts with our youth. The Life as a Zebra Foundation was so proud when the non-profit ePIFanyNow™ awarded two of Life as a Zebra’s youngest and biggest supporters, Isabelle Wynn and Zoe Ziegler, with the first annual Y-PIF (Youth Passing Kindness Forward) Award on Sunday, May 3rd. These two young ladies were awarded for organizing the Zebra Zoom Run which raised over $1,000 for the Life as a Zebra Foundation.

The Y-PIF Award included over $500.00 to the Life as a Zebra Foundation.

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