November 6 declared the day for promotional products industry professionals to join together and volunteer for their favorite charities.

WORLDWIDE (August 19, 2010) – November 6, 2010, has been selected as the date for Promotional Professionals Pay It Forward Day, an annual event where industry professionals from all across the country volunteer for their favorite charities all on the same day.

The intent of Promotional Professionals Pay It Forward Day (aka PromoProsPIFDay) is for all facets of the industry—from suppliers, distributors, service providers and regional, national and international associations—to come together through volunteerism to build a sense of community within the industry and to make an positive impact in the process.

The idea that has since turned into PromoProsPIFDay happened when a group of promotional professionals were talking about volunteerism during an industry event. “We were talking about how cool it would be if all industry professionals could come together on one day to all help our own communities,” said Mark Shinn, MAS, president of Newcastle, Washington-based Incentives West. “As the idea was shared, more and more people got on board, and PromoProsPIFDay was created.”

Participating is easy. Individuals, companies or groups simply select a charity that is meaningful to them (can be local, national or global organizations) and perform a needed service on November 6.

A Facebook Page has been created for participants to connect volunteers with organizations, get ideas on things to do and share their success stories. Visit it at

A Twitter feed @PromoProsPIFDay and hashtag #PromoProsPIFDay has also been created to help spread the word and track conversation around the event.

Additional resources to support the event, a logo contest, as well as sponsorship opportunities will be announced as soon as details are finalized.

About Promotional Professionals Pay It Forward Day:

Promotional Professionals Pay It Forward Day was created by a group of promotional products professionals to commemorate the volunteer efforts of individuals within the industry while positively impacting charitable causes on a local, national or global level.

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Media Contact:
Lisa Horn, CAS

Company Contact:
Mark Shinn, MAS