Kids Crew Pins
Earn Themed Pins When Completing Activities!

When you join the Crew and participate throughout the year, you will earn themed pins for the activities you complete. There are seven themes including Act of Kindness, Created Awareness, Educated Others, Shared My Story, Walked Together, Purple Pumpkin Project, and Lemonade for Livy. We challenge you to get involved and collect all seven within a calendar year. Click here for the registration form.

When you complete an activity, send us an email to kids-crew@efa.org and tell us what you did. If you have a picture, please submit that as well. If you raised money for an activity and have a fundraising page, please email the web address for your page. After we review what you have done, we will send you your pin. 

When you receive your pins, you can add them to your Kids Crew lanyards. We look forward to seeing you making a difference and to your lanyard covered with pins!

 

Activities in which you can participate:

 

Act of Kindness Pin

Kindness Toward Others - It is up to each of us to be kind to others especially those who need some extra help. Do something nice for a person (kid or adult) who has epilepsy or who is taking care of someone with epilepsy. Try completing a project for a bunch of people with epilepsy; that’s even better! Some ideas are to paint a picture with an inspiring message and deliver it to the person, make cards to take to hospitals for kids being treated for epilepsy, or make a meal for a family going through a difficult time with seizures. To earn your Act of Kindness pin, complete your activity and tell us what you did. Pictures are always great!

 

 

 

Created Awareness Pin

Creating Awareness - When you create awareness, you help people to better understand epilepsy and seizures. Many people don't even know what epilepsy is or how many people have it. You can spread awareness during the year by holding your own purple themed event at school, at a party, or at a sporting event and giving out epilepsy facts. There are a few times throughout the year when people around the country and the world make a big effort to tell people about epilepsy. Some of them are International Epilepsy Awareness Day on the second Monday of February, Epilepsy Awareness Day on March 26th, and Epilepsy Awareness Month in November.  After creating awareness, we will send you the Created Awareness pin.

 

 

Educated Others Pin

Educating Others - Ask your teacher if you can talk to your class about epilepsy. Most kids are open to learning. If they see you have a seizure, they may be scared. Some may even try to bully you. But if you talk to them and teach them about epilepsy, you will help them understand what a seizure is, what some of the causes are, and what to do and what not to do if they see someone having a seizure. You can also tell kids how epilepsy has affected your life. If your brother or sister, friend, or parent has epilepsy, one of the most important things you can do for them is to make sure other kids know about epilepsy. As they get older, they will be more informed and more accepting. When you educate your class, the Educated Others pin is yours.

 

 

Shared My Story Pin

Share Your Story - Making a video and sharing it is one of the best ways to describe an experience with epilepsy. Your video can describe a personal journey with epilepsy, a sibling’s, a friend’s, or a parent's. You can share your story and change the way people think about epilepsy. By doing so, you are advocating for yourself and the epilepsy community. Click here to watch President and CEO of the Kids Crew, Hailey, tell her story and ask other kids to do so as well. She also gives you easy steps to make a video of your own. After you make your video, we will send the Shared My Story pin right out to you.

 

 

 

Walked Together Pin

Walking Together - Going to a local walk or the National Walk for Epilepsy is a wonderful way to help support the epilepsy community. You can join a walk team or start your own team. Then, walk to change lives, bring hope and find a cure. For more information about the National Walk for Epilepsy, please click here. To find your local Epilepsy Foundation and ask about a walk, please click here. Attend a walk and you will cross the finish line on your way to the Walked Together pin.

 

 

 

 

Purple Pumpkin Project Pin

Purple Pumpkin Project - Get your friends together and paint your pumpkins purple. Then put them out for people to see and if someone asks why your pumpkin is purple, tell them your story or some facts about epilepsy. It is a fun and creative way to spread epilepsy awareness. For more information about the Purple Pumpkin Project, please click here. When you paint your pumpkins purple in the Fall, we will send you a sweet treat, the Purple Pumpkin Project pin.

 

 

 

 

Lemonade for Livy Pin

Lemonade for Livy - This activity is one you can do all year long that raises money to support the Epilepsy Foundation. It is a great way for you to get involved and hold lemonade stands and lemon themed parties to help find a cure. The big weekend is at the end of July but events are also held throughout the year, too. For more information about Lemonade for Livy or to register, please click here. After holding a lemonade stand, we will quench your thirst for more pins with the Lemonade for Livy pin.