How it works:

Our $5 participants have been chosen, however, we would still love to share the stories of how you "Paid it Forward" with our followers on social media.  Simply send First Northern a video or photo of your good deed with a description of the encounter to

First Northern will then spread the positive images on our social media pages and website.

Our hope is that your random act of kindness starts a chain reaction of good deeds all around us!

Our Participants






Using my "Pay it Forward" money, I decided to donate to a fellow Police Officer's daughter's memorial fund.  I have never met the family nor have I experienced the loss of a young child; however, I felt this gesture would show support during an incredibly difficult time.









Colleen received one of First Northern’s $5 bills and paid it forward in a great way!  We are excited to share that her $5 assisted a community softball team’s effort to raise money for a walkathon that benefits brain cancer research.  Colleen writes, “Two of the players have friends and neighbors that have been affected by this cancer.  They had bright colorful signs outside the Walgreens, and I couldn't help but notice their enthusiasm in this effort.  As a cancer survivor myself, this seemed the right use of the "Pay it Forward" money you entrusted to me.”






Anthony participated in our Pay it Forward challenge and reported back that he gave blood and intends to become a regular donor!