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Pay It Forward September 18, 2018

A Passion for Paws: Digital Services Teams Up to Support Animals

Homeward Anmial Shelter

When you work 40-plus hours a week with your coworkers, it’s a bonus if you have something in common. Luckily, that’s the case for Bell’s digital services team. They share a love for four-legged friends.

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Pay It Forward September 12, 2018

Uniting for Good: The Profound Impact of Pooling Pay It Forward Funds

Tiffany Tessmer and Amy Suek

While $1,000 can make a big difference in someone’s life, many employees have chosen to pool their money to create an even bigger impact.

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Pay It Forward September 07, 2018

Driven to Help Kids Succeed

Kids listen to a book next to the Little Red Reading Bus

With their little red bus full of books, a group of dedicated volunteers spent the summer fostering a love of reading in children and doing what they can to give them a better start to the school year.

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Pay It Forward July 30, 2018

Legacy of Little Boy with Huge Heart Brings Joy to Others

James “Jessy” Haberman with toys

James “Jessy” Haberman was born with a rare genetic syndrome. In his 8 years, he had 15 surgeries and 2 infusions. Still, despite his young age and his own hardships, he found a way to make life a little better for others.

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Pay It Forward July 27, 2018

How Bell Employees Decide Where to Pay It Forward

Greg Moan with Brandon Sloan of Sloan Athletics

Some employees have organizations they like to support. Others like to wait and see what comes up. And some have unique ways of choosing where to donate their funds. Here are a few of their stories.

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Pay It Forward July 26, 2018

Breaking a Cycle of Inactivity

Bikers gather for group ride through Great Rides

A Pay It Forward donation is helping a Fargo organization continue its efforts to improve the community’s physical, mental and financial health by encouraging safe bike riding and increasing ridership.

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Pay It Forward July 17, 2018

Donation to Help Volunteer Firefighters Upgrade Essential Equipment

Bell employees Arlene Francis and Alesha Greseth present Pay It Forward funds to Harwood Area Fire & Rescue

A Pay It Forward donation is helping Harwood Area Fire & Rescue purchase some much-needed equipment.

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Pay It Forward July 12, 2018

Creative Ways We’ve Paid It Forward

School supplies surprise

When Bell Bank launched the Pay It Forward program 10 years ago, we never imagined all the creative ways our employees would come up with to make community members’ lives a little brighter.

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Pay It Forward July 11, 2018

Promoting Patriotism Through Music

Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band performs a concert

Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band performances have brought people to tears, stimulated long-dormant memories and evoked a strong sense of patriotism.

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Pay It Forward June 28, 2018

Pay It Forward Program Inspires Random Acts of Kindness

Bell employees Kristi Schulz and Lorae Hecker

Two Bell Bank employees decided to do something a little different with their Pay It Forward donations this year. Instead of choosing just one cause, they spread a little kindness randomly throughout Fargo-Moorhead.

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