Submitted by: Beth and Tim Kumle
Date: 7/15/2015
Type: Giver
We helped a young mom with 2 small children, 1 of them has special needs.
Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: 6/29/2015
Type: Giver
Giver's Story:
My choice to Pay It Forward was to help the hard-working folks @ KPFL in their efforts to feed and care for the unfortunate "unwanted" pets of Lincoln County. Their dedication and sacrifice is amazing.
Receiver's Story:
KPFL "pays it forward" every day of every year -- providing for and loving the creatures in their care. Kootenai Pets for Life is making a very real difference!
Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: 6/1/2015
Type: Giver
A few months ago my husband and I were at the Walmart in Spokane, The woman in front of us in the checkout lane was struggling with her groceries and three small children, and was also very pregnant. She was short on funds and was trying to figure out what to give back to the clerk. My husband and I looked at each other and nodded. She was the recipient of our Pay it Forward money.
Submitted by: Cyndi Quirk
Date: 5/12/2015
Type: Receiver
I came home ( Bonners Ferry) to surprise my mom for Mother's Day. We enjoyed a beautiful brunch at the Kootenai River Inn. We were greeted with a wonderful surprise of having two of our four meals paid by the Pay It Forward program sponsored by the credit union. It was given by an anonymous donor in honor of their mother to be used on Mother's Day. Thank you so much!
Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: 5/11/2015
Type: Giver
I learned of a lady who lost her trailer house to a fire and is now living in a storage shed.  She also has no transportation or income, so I used your P.I.F. money to purchase meal tickets from the meals on wheels program from Libby Sr. Center.
Submitted by: Anonymous 2 of us
Date: 4/6/2015
Type: Giver
An elderly widow was trying to sell her house but it was discovered that there were some leaks in the roof that had to be fixed before the people would buy it.  I used my $50 to pay for the materials needed for the roof repairs.  My wife used her $50 to pay a person who was out of work and couldn't pay her rent otherwise to do the roof repair.  The woman was able to sell the house and the person who fixed the roof was able to pay her rent.  We told them both that it was because of the Lincoln County Credit Union Pay it Forward program that we were able to do this.  They both assured us that they, too, would continue the pay it forward by doing something for the next person needing it.  Hence it goes on and on...
Submitted by: Albert Fantozzi
Date: 4/2/2015
Type: Giver
In December 2014 we gave our $50 to Troy Food Pantry and the Town Pump matched our donation to help feed those in need.
Submitted by: Marcia Fantozzi
Date: 4/2/2015
Type: Giver
With $ of our own, we gave the $50 to my great-niece's baby, Kayley Jo Gallager, who lives in Geddes, SD, but has spent the last 100+ days at Minnesota Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.  Kaylee Jo is 18 months old and had to have a bone-marrow transplant.  We are praying for her everyday.
Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: 3/19/2015
Type: Receiver
A very close friend of mine was having some life struggles. Between surgeries and family complications they hardly had time to worry about their financial needs. They rushed the bank at the last minute to make a partial payment on a car loan, and found out that someone through the Pay it Forward had deposited $50 in their account. This was just enough that they could make the entire payment on their car. It was a small thing amongst everything else, but it meant the world to them. Its the small things that can change lives, and this took so much stress off of their shoulders.
Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: 3/18/2015
Type: Receiver
We have an 18 month old daughter that recently had a bone marrow transplant to fix a birth defect that was preventing her body to make white blood cells that fight off bacteria. She was born in September of 2013 and spent most of the first year of her life in a hospital. the hospital that we are at for her transplant is about 7 hours from our home and my husband and I decided it was best for our two other children and our daughter to remain together during her transplant. Family is the best medicine after all. We have been gone for 4.5 months and Our daughter has had a few setbacks so her return home is undetermined at this time but in the meantime we are staying at a Ronald McDonald House and have met many other families in the same situation. God has been providing everyday to keep us together...what a blessing. We received this pay it forward card and $ in the mail and wanted to share that we passed it on to a family staying at the Ronald McDonald House with us while we are in Minneapolis. Our bills were paid for the month and we wanted to bless another family with a Gods love! Thank you!
Submitted by: Kandis Peterson
Date:  2/2/2015
Type: Giver
I discovered a new C.N.A. at Libby Care Center.  He had also become a new father.  He wasn't able to afford "scrubs", a uniform used by C.N.A.'s.  So his brother loaned him his.  I paid it forward and he was able to get two new scrub tops and yes much needed diapers.
Submitted by: Anonymous
Date:  1/15/2015
Type: Receiver
When I heard someone had paid for my senior pictures I was really excited.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do for pictures so this made it easy.  Having my pictures paid for was such a relief, and I couldn't thank the person anymore than I do now.
Submitted by: Anonymous
Date:  1/15/2015
Type: Giver
I chose a Senior High School girl to receive a gift of having her senior pictures taken by "For His Glory Photography." Roxanne waived the sitting fee so the entire fifty dollars went to a great package of senior pictures! The young lady does not know who chose her but does know that "For His Glory Photography" helped Pay It Forward. Thank you, LCCU, for this opportunity.
Submitted by: Anonymous
Date:  1/5/2015
Type: Receiver

I was a recipient of a Pay if Forward, given to Kootenai Drug in Troy to help someone out with a free Rx.

Thank You! For over a year now, when a certain friend calls and needs my help I go day or night.  I have helped clean house, stack wood, cook, watch her children, mow the yard, keep fire going, feed animals and just be there for her at no charge.


Submitted by: Bill Fansler
Date:  12/17/2014
Type: Giver

I purchased and distributed 3 bountiful baskets - 2 in Libby and 1 in Troy. All were to families that needed the extra food. One family, after they saw how much food was there, said they were sharing with a neighbor who could use some more food as well.


Submitted by: Anonymous
Date:  12/17/2014
Type: Giver

Paid for sheets for a poor man for his bed.


Submitted by: Anonymous
Date:  12/17/2014
Type: Giver

Helped a couple make a down payment on a car.


Submitted by: Kootenai Valley Christian School
Date:  12/16/2014
Type: Receiver

This special gift came to KVCS at just the right time for us to mail Christmas cards to donors in December.  It was exactly enough to cover a roll of stamps.  The care behind this gift is so heart-warming!  - Ruthanne Dolezal Administrator.


Submitted by: LuRee Sampson
Date:  12/16/2014
Type: Giver

I believe that the Christian School is one of the best examples to direct young ones in the right direction and provide the education needed for life.  I chose Kootenai Valley Christian School for my gift.  It provides the way to live earthly lives but most of all the way to eternal life.


Submitted by: Chris and Jennifer Goucher
Date:  12/11/2014
Type: Receiver

$25 used to help Chris and Jennifer Goucher with surgery for Miccy-dog


Submitted by: Anonymous
Date:  12/11/2014
Type: Giver

Gave $25 to KPFL so if someone comes in to have work done and could not pay this would pay part of it.


Submitted by: Ernest and Helen Tarbert
Date:  12/11/2014
Type: Receiver

$25 was used to help Ernest and Helen Tarbert with dental work and grooming of Harry Humphrey.


Submitted by: Anonymous
Date:  12/9/2014
Type: Giver

$Rebuild a little girl's play house.  The receiver said it was wonderful!!!


Submitted by: Al
Date:  1/25/2014
Type: Receiver

We received a wonderful basket of fresh and delicious fruit and vegetables from an individual who said he was participating in the "Pay it forward" challenge of your credit union. What a wonderful idea! Now we have been challenged to "Pay it forward" to somebody else whom we feel may truly be blessed by a surprise gift this holiday season. In this special season of celebrating God's gift to the world of the birth of His Son what better way to celebrate it than by making a difference in someone's life.


Submitted by: Anonymous
Date:  1/24/2014
Type: Giver

We donated the balance of our money to another elderly couple with medical problems.  They were so surprised and happy!


Submitted by: FVCC
Date:  11/18/2014
Type: Receiver

The Lincoln County Campus received two Fifty dollar bills to pass on to two students. They were chosen because they both have a positive attitude in the face of adversity.


Submitted by:  Larry and Iryna Garrow
Date:  11/18/2014
Type: Giver

When my wife first moved to Libby from Ukraine, she spoke little English. After learning that the Flathead Valley Community College campus in Libby has an English as a Second Language class, she immediately signed up. Not only did her English improve, she also had many positive interactions with the staff and formed lasting friendships. Ultimately she continued with her education  obtaining a two year certificate and a full time job in her chosen field of study.


FVCC is a wonderfull resource for the Libby area. Because of this, we gave our Pay It Forward money to them to pass on to a student or students in need of some form of aid.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  11/17/2014
Type: Receiver

Our ATV wouldn't run, had it repaired at the local ATV store and it still wouldn't start.  Our friend picked it up, took it to his shop and repaired it at no charge.  What a blessing!


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  11/17/2014
Type: Receiver

Neighbors Helping Neighbors.  My Neighbor had a little bad luck with a side by side he had purchased.  I took it to the shop and repaired it, no charge.


Submitted by:  Allan & Kay Olson
Date:  11/13/2014
Type: Giver

Recently we saw in the newspaper that during the month of November the Town Pump was providing matching funds to Montana Food Banks.  We decided to donate our $100 to the Libby Food Pantry and we added an additional $50 to the contribution.  With the matching funds this will give the Libby Food Pantry $300 to use towards feeding the needy in Libby.


Submitted by:  Joe and Kay Collogan
Date:  11/12/2014
Type: Giver

A few days ago while shopping in Rosauers we heard Shelley Fisher was in the hospital in Kalispell.  Her daughter, Carla was taking time off to be with her Mother.  Carla was a former first grade student in one of Kay's classes many years ago.  We agreed this was the right choice for us to combine our Pay it Forward money to Shelley and Carla.  We met Carla at the Kalispell Hospital with the money on November 3rd, needless to say there were tears all around.


Submitted by:  Tara Snyder
Date:  11/9/2014
Type: Giver

Talked to my pastor and found there was someone with a great financial need in the congregation. Gave her the money and hopefully it will help her start to get back on her feet.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  11/2/2014
Type: Giver

After shopping at the local grocery store I gave the cashier cash and asked her to put it towards the next family's bill I gave her a card to hand to them and ask them to pay it forward.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/30/2014
Type: Giver

We know an 80+ year old widower who makes lap quilts for pregnant woman, elderly shut-ins and care center residents who was lacking funds to complete his next quilt, so we thought this would help out.  He was thrilled with the gift and thanked us and the C.U. for being able to pass on more quilts!


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/30/2014
Type: Giver

Contributed $50 towards Libby Christian Church youth group missions trip to Honduras later in 2015.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/30/2014
Type: Receiver

The Stephen Ministry Program is grateful for this gift.  We will "Pay It Forward" by providing caregivers to hurting people in our community.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/30/2014
Type: Giver

Money ($100) was forwarded to the Stephen Ministry program at St. John Lutheran Church.  Stephen Ministers are lay people trained to give one-to-one care to be listeners and support to people in crisis.  The theme is:  We Care God Cures.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/27/2014
Type: Giver

Paid It Forward so that a couple of gentlemen could have coffee and rolls.  They were so appreciative and thankful.  The were all smiles and it made me feel good too.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/27/2014
Type: Receiver

We were on the receiving end and was so blessed with a car.  What a joy to have wheels again.  Thanks to "Pay It Forward!"


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/27/2014
Type: Giver

A boy was selling donuts on the street as a fundraiser for a trip!  He wanted $3.00 a box, I gave him $8.00 and wished him good luck and to have fun on his adventure.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/27/2014
Type: Giver

Gave money to a 3rd party to remain anonymous.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/27/2014
Type: Giver

Gave $50.00 to a high school girl who had very limited resources.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/27/2014
Type: Giver

I have a family member on a fixed income and has been needing to buy a car.  He finally found the right car so purchased it.  The license was $160 so I gave him the $50 to help with that.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/23/2014
Type: Giver

My South Pole contacts are in transit and I haven't been able to talk with them. So, in the meantime, I chose to give $50 to Libby Floral and asked them to apply $10 to the next five orders. The notecards were also added to each donation.

I still plan to find a magazine with job opportunities and get a year's subscription for our library.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/20/2014
Type: Giver

We heard of a family who moved to town without appliances and were able to help them buy a used refrigerator. It will be a good way for them to get to know the people in Libby by looking for ways that they can 'Pay it Forward' too. Thank you for the great idea and the opportunity to spread a little sunshine.


Submitted by:  Marge Hacke
Date:  10/16/2014
Type: Giver

I gave my $50 to KPFL to help care for the animals.


Submitted by:  Roy Richardson
Date:  10/16/2014
Type: Giver

I chose to pay for a number of prescriptions at Kootenai Drug in Troy. The pharmacists there were very cooperative and enjoyed the opportunity to help someone out with a free Rx.


Submitted by:  Mike and Linda Wagner
Date:  10/15/2014
Type: Giver

We decided to combine our Pay It Forward money and buy four $25 Rosauers gift cards.  We then passed them out to whomever crossed our path that day.  It turned out to be quite a positive experience.  With one family, it was shared that the husband just got a job and they had to use all their extra money to get him set up in his new job (travel and clothing) so the grocery card was going to come in really handy.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:  10/15/2014
Type: Giver

I gave my Pay It Forward money to Troy City Hall to put on a resident's electric, water, sewer bill.


Submitted by:  Connie Everett
Date:  10/3/2014
Type: Giver

I chose to pay it forward to the Pregnancy Care Center in honor of my father. While he was in Arizona before he passed away he chose to dedicate time and energy to the work at the Crisis Center in Tucson. I admired the work he did and those he may have helped through their struggle. So I paid it forward to the care center here in hopes their efforts may be paid forward to others. Connie Everett.


Submitted by:  Tabetha and James
Date:  10/3/2014
Type: Giver

My husband and I are involved in the Youth group at our church. There is a youth convention coming soon that each student must pay to attend. We have decided to 'scholarship' half of the attending cost for 3 students. Additionally, I recently cut 12 inches off the length of my hair and will be donating it to an organization that makes wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.


Submitted by:  Frank and Chari Lucas
Date:  10/3/2014
Type: Giver

We gave careful consideration on how to use the funds LCCU provided to Pay it Forward to make a difference in someone's life.  We gave the money to a young family that focuses on providing a loving support system and physical needs for their children with limited income.  They recently had their car break down; we paid it forward to help them with the cost to get the vehicle repaired.


Submitted by:  Ray and Paul Eanes
Date:   9/30/2014
Type: Giver

Thank you for such a wonderful gesture.  Paul and I decided to donate our money to Alison Score Foundation for Breast Cancer Education.  Thanks Again.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:   9/30/2014
Type: Giver

We went out for pizza and was led to pay it forward by buying pizza for another person.  They were so surprised and tickled.  What a good feeling to "pay it forward."


Submitted by:  Stephanie Shuey by Lois Thatcher
Date:   9/30/2014
Type: Receiver

Stephanie is currently working with Annette Fosgate in the Philippines.  Stephanie gave $50 to help a family man receive surgery.  He has a brain tumor.  In the Philippines people must buy the surgical instruments and have cash ready to pay for the surgery before it happens.  Stephanie and Annette are helping this man.


Submitted by:  Len Rice
Date:   9/30/2014
Type: Giver

Len gave Stephanie Shuey a missionary from the Church of Nazarene the $50 from LCCU.


Submitted by:  Stephanie Shuey by Lois Thatcher
Date:   9/30/2014
Type: Receiver

Stephanie is in the Philippines with Annette Fosgate.  This $50 will provide fresh water for their missionary family and interpreters.


Submitted by:  Ruth Rice
Date:   9/30/2014
Type: Giver

A young woman from our church has gone to the Philippines on a mission to work with children.  A storm knocked out their water supply and her laptop computer.  I'm hoping the money will help her.


Submitted by:  The Beaty Family
Date:   9/29/2014
Type: Giver

We Paid it Forward to a newly married couple who was unable to go on a honeymoon.  She works 2 jobs, goes to school and has 3 kids.  He also works full time, it is hard for them to get time together.  We gave them the $50 and asked them to schedule a day that works for them, drop the kids off at our house and they can have an evening alone together.  They were so happy, she almost started crying.  They said they would definitely pay it forward! 


Submitted by:  Joan Maynard
Date:   9/29/2014
Type: Giver

I Paid it Forward to a woman I know who is struggling financially. She was having a very bad day. The gift lit her up and provided a real need. She was very grateful. Thank you, it was fun.


Submitted by:  Rusty Maynard
Date:   9/29/2014
Type: Giver

I Paid it Forward to a single mother with 2 young daughters.  She is working only part time but works odd jobs as well.  She has many needs.


Submitted by:  Rusty Maynard
Date:   9/29/2014
Type: Giver

I Paid it Forward to a single mother with 2 young daughters.  She is working only part time but works odd jobs as well.  She has many needs.


Submitted by:  Brooke Slaven
Date:   9/29/2014
Type: Giver

I was at a horse show and we were in the stands.  I saw a very old woman sitting so I went up to her with $5.  She smiled at me before I could say anything she says "Oh my, what are you selling?  I don't have much money dear."  I laughed and said, "I'm not selling anything ma'am, I just wanted to give you some money."  I gave her the $5.  She was so shocked, she said "Are you serious?!"  She thanked me at least 5 times.  It felt so good to make someone happy.  It made my day seeing her smile.


Submitted by:  Brooke Slaven
Date:   9/29/2014
Type: Giver

The other day I went to a horse show.  I noticed an elder woman in line to buy lunch.  I walked up to her and pulled out a $10 bill.  I said "excuse me ma'am, I was given $50 and I'd like to pay for your lunch."  She looked so shocked.  The woman smiled and thanked me.  I could tell she was shocked but happy.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:   9/29/2014
Type: Receiver

We were so grateful and surprised!  We'll definitely pay it forward!  How fun!


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:   9/29/2014
Type: Giver

I paid for parking for an older couple at an event that I went to.  They were so surprised and happy


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:   9/29/2014
Type: Receiver

We were so surprised and happy that we could have cried!  When times are better we will pay it forward again.


Submitted by:  Anonymous
Date:   9/29/2014
Type: Giver

I gave a young couple that I know are struggling, some cash to put toward fuel for their vehicle.  He has to commute 80 miles a day.  This makes ME feel good!!  Thank you LCCU.


Submitted by:  Deb
Date:   9/23/2014
Type: Receiver

I came home and found a box of food on my porch and a gift certificate.  It was great!  Fresh veggies are always good and I needed soap and paper towels so I used the gift card.  Thank you.


In turn I took some of my homemade blackberry jam and stewed tomatoes to Don who lives in a camper and has not very much of anything.  It made him very happy!


Submitted by:  Lori Damon
Date:  9/22/2014
Type: Giver

I purchased two extra baskets of fruit and vegetables from Bountiful Baskets this weekend. I added some canned goods from my pantry and a small gift card from the local grocery store to each basket. I then gave one to a grandmother who has recently taken in her three young grandchildren and another to a family with children whose father has had health issues and not been able to find steady work.

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