Even small gifts change lives

Pay It Forward

Children's Theater Company

When Bell State Bank & Trust employee Julie Lovaas took her children to a production by The Children's Theater Company, she was so moved by the performance that it inspired her to Pay It Forward. Julie arranged to donate the funds to the organization, which agreed to perform for the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery shelter. What happened at the arranged performance was equally magical. The children, many experiencing theater for the first time, were mesmerized and moved by the enchantment of the production. Julie, along with the performer and the director of the shelter, were just as touched as the children.