Even small gifts change lives

Giving Stories

132 results.
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

Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

For Jake's Sake

Jake was a good kid who loved fishing and sports. Sadly, Jake fell victim to drugs as a teenager and lost his life. His family is honoring his memory through For Jake’s Sake, a foundation that aims to bring drug awareness and education to the community.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2013

Princess Warrior

When Molly Carter, Bell State Bank & Trust employee, found out that eight-year-old Jane was starting treatments for leukemia, she knew that's where she wanted her Pay It Forward money to go.

Watch Now Read the Story

Community Connect December 12, 2013

In Sickness and in Health

When Kevin Wallevand was given Community Connect funds to pass on, he knew right away he wanted to donate the money to Jodell Johnson and her family.

Watch Now Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 12, 2013

In Their Shoes

When Bell State Bank & Trust employee Paula Swanson first asked her dad to do the 60-mile Susan G. Komen 3-day walk and help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, he said, "No way." But then...

Watch Now Read the Story

Search Giving Stories

Search Search

Recovery, Dreams, etc.

I want to see more stories:
Go Go

Story Type