Even small gifts change lives

Giving Stories

126 results.
Pay It Forward March 05, 2019

Tyus Jones and Bell Bank Team Up to Give Memorable Night to Military Family

Tyus Jones

Scott Mahal has spent most of his life serving others. As a Navy chief petty officer, he deployed with the Marine infantry and served as their medical component. When he wasn’t deployed, he worked at a Navy hospital.

Read More Read the Story

Pay It Forward January 29, 2019

Bell Employees Rally Around Family Devastated by House Fire

tuttle group pif

When one of our employees learned that fire had destroyed a West Fargo home in early December, he rallied his co-workers to put their Pay It Forward funds together to help.

Read More Read the Story

Pay It Forward January 17, 2019

Logan’s Journey

Logan's Journey

December 21 changed Logan’s life forever. When he was diagnosed with leukemia, Logan’s friends and sixth-grade classmates rallied around to support him as he fought cancer.

Read More Read the Story

Pay It Forward January 08, 2019

Looking Back on the Impact: Where Are They Now?

In celebration of 10 years of the Pay It Forward program, we checked in with a few recipients to find out where they are now.

Read More Read the Story

Pay It Forward January 03, 2019

Winging to Far-Flung Parts of the World

pay it forward

As we celebrate more than a decade of giving empowerment through Pay It Forward, it’s amazing to think of how these gifts have changed lives far and wide. Over the years, some Pay It Forward funds have winged their way to far-flung parts of the world, having impact even thousands of miles and oceans away from the giver.

Here are a few stories of those far-flung gifts and their worldwide impact.

Read More Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 20, 2018

Paying It Forward in Honor

Lynn Janice Deb

Our employees put a lot of thought into where they donate their Pay It Forward funds.

Sometimes it’s to an organization or cause they care about. Other times it’s to a family in need they’ve never even met. Some have even given their gifts in honor or in memory of someone else.

Read More Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 02, 2018

Loretta’s Beautiful Daughter

Loretta

Eight-year-old DeEtte has a syndrome which causes seizures and leaves her confined to a wheelchair. When Jill learned of DeEtte’s struggles, her heart broke for the girl. She decided to pay it forward to DeEtte and her mother, Loretta, in hopes of enriching their lives.

Read More Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 02, 2018

Landon’s Light

Landons Light

When Landon was diagnosed with a brain tumor at just 10 years old, Bell employees rallied together to donate Pay It Forward funds.

Read More Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 02, 2018

Surprising Strangers with Random Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

Two employees celebrated National Random Acts of Kindness Day by using their Pay It Forward funds to hand out gift cards to strangers they encountered.

Read More Read the Story

Pay It Forward December 02, 2018

Paying It Forward to Our Friends & Family

Marcia Hagen

Each year, Bell Bank employeesreceive time off and a gift card to spend doing something fun with loved onesthrough the Friends and Family program. Here are just a few of our 2018 Friends and Family stories.

Read More Read the Story

Search Giving Stories

Search Search

Recovery, Dreams, etc.

I want to see more stories:
Go Go

Story Type