Like mustard seeds, Pay it Forward projects grow

Three group projects turn $600 into $3,565 for people in need By Nikki Rajala The Visitor One Pay it Forward for Lent project leader likened her group’s project to a mustard seed — starting small but multiplying. “This Lenten project was blessed by God,” said Sarah Heidelberger. “I am amazed at the generosity of people.”…

Projects will aid those in need overseas and in diocese

Projects will aid those in need overseas and in diocese By Nikki Rajala The Visitor Using blankets, bracelets and a baby shower, three groups — two schools and a pair of parishes — will grow their 2015 “Pay it Forward for Lent” seed grants. Their increased funds will assist people in need in Venezuela and…

Pay it Forward 2014: Here’s how $100 times 5 becomes $8,000-plus

April 25, 2014, edition By Nikki Rajala Hundreds across diocese chip in to multiply Pay it Forward funds. In February, five Pay it Forward projects began with seed grants of $100 each from The Visitor. During Lent, they’ve parlayed it into $8,531.77, with more to come from two groups. Three anonymous donors offered their funds…

You too can ‘pay it forward’ — here’s how

March 14, 2014, edition Groups participating in The Visitor’s “Pay it Forward” initiative welcome assistance to grow The Visitor’s start-up money to aid their charities. • Students at St. Mary of Mount Carmel School, Long Prairie, are collecting coins for the Clean Water program of Catholic Relief Services. Cash donations may be sent to the school…

Pay it Forward project back for a 6th year

February 28, 2014, edition By Nikki Rajala In The Visitor’s sixth annual Pay it Forward initiative, three schools and two groups of adults will share their earnings with local and worldwide charities. To further boost Pay it Forward, three generous donors offered their funds, paying it forward when the announcement was first published in January….

It’s ‘Pay It Forward’ time again

The Visitor offers seed money to those who will make the investment grow for a charitable cause Jan. 17, 2014, edition By Nikki Rajala In Matthew 25, Jesus tells the parable of a rich man who leaves a portion of his wealth with three trusted servants. Each used the money differently and those who increased…