Pay It Forward Program Continues in 2014

Bell State Bank & Trust and Bell Mortgage employees are again excited to have the opportunity to Pay It Forward in 2014 by giving back to the communities we serve. Each year since 2008, every full-time employee has received $1,000 and every part-time employee $500 to Pay It Forward as they see fit to those in need. In what has become a year-round tradition, our employees carefully consider their Pay It Forward gifts, giving more than $4.7 million to date to people in need and causes we care about.

“Pay It Forward: Community Connect”

This past year, we made an addition to Pay It Forward that doubled its life-changing impact. Through our “Pay It Forward: Community Connect” component, each employee selected a customer, vendor or community member who themselves had the chance to Pay It Forward to an individual, family or organization in need. The Community Connect program is continuing again this year.

Our customers, vendors and friends are the reason we grow and succeed. Giving these individuals the opportunity to Pay It Forward as they choose in their communities has resulted in still more inspirational stories of giving. We are so happy to share this program, because we know these gifts change the lives not only of those who receive them, but of the givers. Each time we Pay It Forward, we are blessed many times over.

Pay It Forward

On our Pay It Forward website and in our Pay It Forward mailer, you will find just a few of our Pay It Forward stories. It is our hope that they will inspire you to give where you see the greatest need.

5 Responses to this post...

  • Mandy lee on Jan 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    I was actually a recipient of the Pay it Forward program last year and it was an amazing gift to be selected. Although I had a hard time with accepting the money and actually using it for myself. You see I am a single mom who has worked hard to put myself through school and get a job that allows me to provide fully for my kids without any state assistance.

  • jlarson on Jan 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Thank you for your kind comments regarding our pay It Forward program! We feel privileged to help those in need.

  • Ron Saeger on Jan 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    I appreciate what you do and that is a reason I bank at Bell State.
    Thanks for your past support of African Soul, American Heart.
    Our ability to Protect, Educate & Empower South Sudanese students is because of people like you who are willing to pay back to society.

  • jlarson on Jan 7, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback!

  • kouider on Feb 12, 2015 at 5:57 am #

    I appreciate what you do
    thank you

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