Pay It Forward

Through even the smallest acts of kindness we'll make our communities better - together.

Let's Pay it Forward

Since 2014, First Federal Bank and First Insurance Group* have annually given nearly 700 employees $10 to Pay it Forward in our community. Our team members truly enjoy putting a smile on someone's face by surprising others with random acts, such as providing a hot meal on a cold day, gifting school supplies or delivering gift baskets to hospital patients.

2018 Selected Pay it Forward Ideas

After reviewing over 250 entries from residents in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, we are happy to announce the selected Pay It Forward ideas that will receive funding up to $10,000 to make an impact within the communities we serve. 

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Molly will partner with Community Transportation Network in Fort Wayne, IN to Pay It Forward by providing free bus rides to dialysis patients currently using the service during the month of December.

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Quincy of Fort Wayne will Pay It Forward by providing financial literacy classes to youth through LifeWay Bible Fellowship

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The Wauseon Library will Pay It Forward by providing the Noah's Ark Workshop to children attending literacy classes. The children will have the opportunity to create a stuffed character from one of the books to bring the story to life and encourage more reading. 

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Dawn will Pay It Forward by providing lap blankets to people living in local nursing homes in Defiance County. This grant will help Dawn continue the project her family began two years ago of delivering gifts during the holidays and visiting with her dog to brighten spirits with elderly residents. 

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Madaline will Pay It Forward by creating welcome baskets full of essentials and toys for families who stay in shelters at the Housing Help of Lenawee in Michigan. 

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Chris will Pay It Forward by helping Lima's Samaritan House purchase supplies to continue to provide over 15,000 meals per year to homeless women and children that reside at the shelter.

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Kathy of Delphos, OH will Pay It Forward by purchasing lifelike dolls and pets for patients from nursing homes suffering with Dementia and Alzheimer's. This form of therapy has been proven beneficial and will help bring joy and comfort. 

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Austin will Pay It Forward by improving a physical therapy center to offer a free community fitness center to local senior citizens in the Arlington, OH area.

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Dottie will Pay It Forward by purchasing school supply kits for low income Sylvania, OH school district residents.  

Donielle will Pay It Forward by providing free baseball equipment to children to help defray the costs of playing in the Sox Youth Baseball Team in Toledo, OH. 

De'Angelo will pay it forward by purchasing a camera and printing services for the youth development program at the City of Refuges Ministries International in Adrian, MI. 
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Jennifer will Pay it Forward by purchasing supplies to expand Real Men READ-y program, a reading program that pairs male African American professionals with African American boys in grades K-1, in an effort to improve literacy and build relationships in Toledo, Ohio.

We Are Better Together

To learn more about First Federal Bank's commitment to the community, please visit our Community Support page, or visit us on Facebook or Instagram to participate in the conversation. Thank you for helping to make our communities better together.

*Not FDIC Insured. Not a Deposit. May Lose Value. Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency.