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Wishing Well

Everyday, people in our communities face challenges that go unseen. We’re surrounded by them and may not even know it. They may be our neighbors, our coworkers, or even our own family. So we asked ourselves, how can we help? And this is how the Choice Bank Wishing Well program was born.

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About the Wishing Well

We asked you to send us wishes for individuals, organizations or communities that you saw as most in need. Over the course of three months, we collected over 250 wishes between our Choice Bank locations and through the virtual wishing well. We were truly humbled by the goodwill and generosity we saw every day throughout this project.

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Wishes Granted

We granted a total of 17 wishes in 2019. From a school library that needed more books, a group of ladies in need of more supplies to make prayer quilts for people who are sick and challenging situations, to Jody with muscular dystrophy who needed a new electric scooter to give her freedom of movement—no wish was too big or too small.

#PeopleFirst Wishing Well Stories

Supporting the Youth of Medina

When four educators from Medina Public School heard wind of the Wishing Well they all paid a visit to the Choice Bank location in Medina, ND. There they handwrote their wishes, each with a different vision on how they wanted to help their students and dropped them into the well. Unable to choose just one, we decided to grant them all!

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Going the Distance

For the past year, Trent’s parents, Joseph Rohrich Jr. and Nita Rohrich, have been making the long trek from Dawson to Bismarck, ND three times a week to attend Joseph’s dialysis. It’s 100 miles round trip, a lot of time spent in the car, and the cost of gas adds up quick. Knowing this, Trent typed out a quick message and submitted his wish.

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Ready. Set. Let’s Go!

Last fall, Connie submitted a wish through Choice’s Wishing Well program for her daughter Jody Smedshammer. In her wish, she explained that having a mobility scooter would make it much easier for Jody to get around and be more independent. The catch? New mobility scooters can cost upwards of $2,000!

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Backpacks and Then Some!

For the past four years, Tiffany Retzlaff has diligently filled backpack after backpack full of school supplies for her backpack ministry on the south side of Chicago that serves students in need. For 2019 she wanted to challenge herself and set a goal to fill 75 backpacks by the time they were delivered in June.

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