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Pay it Forward

"I haven't seen one of these in ages"

Yeah, the payphones of 988’s Pay It Forward project hear that a lot. But these aren’t your typical payphones. They ring (for free!), and when you answer, play an encouraging message left by the previous listener. You can even leave your own message for the next person. 

And, thanks to partnerships between Oklahoma artists and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, they’re pretty nice to look at too.

Artist: Denise Duong

Artist: Virginia Sitzes

Artist: Jack Fowler