Even small gifts change lives

Giving Stories

126 results.
Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Friends For Life

The call came as a surprise. A Bell team member was told that her good friend was in a serious skiing accident and was in emergency surgery in Colorado. It was the day after the Christmas party and Beth Eider already knew her Pay It Forward dollars would go to her dear friend Angie.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

Reagon's Miracle

Reagon's Miracle

Reagon suffered injuries in an accident, but came out on the other side strong and healing well. The experience helped her “come out of her shell,” as Reagon showed amazing courage and strength. She is now a happy, smiley kindergartener.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

The Gift of Life

Jeff Botnen

Jeff Botnen was so moved by a story he saw on the news that he decided he was going to donated a kidney to someone who was in need. Jeff selflessly donated a kidney to a complete stranger and undoubtedly saved a man’s life.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

Project Ignite Light

Project Ignite Light

Twenty-eight Bell State Bank & Trust employees worked hard to gather over 20 fleece blankets, approximately 250 sets of pajamas and $14,500 in Pay It Forward funds to donate to Project Ignite Light. The organization’s founder was overjoyed by the generous donation and amazing teamwork.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

Quality of Life

A group of employees in Minneapolis gave their friend Brian the opportunity to live his last days to the fullest. Donating their Pay It Forward funds to Brian and his family allowed Brian to spend quality time with his family before he passed away after a battle with cancer.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

Bonded Beyond Friendship

Cancer survivor Dawn is thankful. Although she had to fight breast cancer with a difficult course of treatments, the experience gave her gratitude and strengthened her faith.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

Ben Franklin Hotdish Club

Ben Franklin Hotdish Club

The Hotdish Club was formed at Ben Franklin Junior High in Fargo when two teachers saw there was a need to ensure students had enough to eat. The teachers, along with students and other community members, prepare hotdishes that qualifying students can take home.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

St. Gianna's Maternity Home

St. Gianna's Maternity Home

Saint Gianna’s Maternity Home is located in peaceful Warsaw, North Dakota, and offers mothers a safe place to have their babies and learn to care for them. Continued support and love are just what these mothers and babies need to find success.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

Coins for Habitat for Humanity

Coins for Habitat for Humanity

Students at West Fargo’s Eastwood Elementary school held a penny drive for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, raising an impressive $4,236! When the donation was announced, employees from Bell State Bank & Trust were thrilled to surprise the students and Habitat for Humanity with their own donation.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

Would Works

WouldWorks is an organization based in Los Angeles that gives unemployed, homeless people the opportunity to work and create wood products. The organization was born with the idea to give the homeless population jobs and opportunity.

Watch Now Read the Story

Search Giving Stories

Search Search

Recovery, Dreams, etc.

I want to see more stories:
Go Go

Story Type