WOODS CROSS - Realtors from south Davis County proved that a little bit goes a long way and small donations can make a big difference.
After leaving $2 by their plates at each weekly meeting at Cal's Deli, South Davis County Agents collected enough over the year to present $900 to each of three organizations: Bountiful Food Pantry, The Inn Between and Intermountain Donor Services.
In thanking the 50 realtors gathered on a snowy morning Jan. 8, Koci detailed Bountiful Food Pantry's efforts to provide food to needy families in Davis County.
"The need is great and keeps growing," said Koci.
She told of Pantry Packs, a system that provides weekend food for children in the county who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.
"We lose sleep over these children," she said, and "…have just scratched the surface" in taking care of their needs.
She also outlined a program that provides dental care for individuals in need and said tax assistance will be available to them as well, through trained, certified volunteers.
The Inn Between was described as a home planned to provide hospice care to homeless individuals.
"I can't tell you how much this means," said Debbie Thorpe of the $900 donation. "We hope to provide a warm, comfortable home so they can receive care from a network of volunteers."
Agents vote on charities at the end of the year. Each weekly meeting is held prior to touring Davis County homes that are being listed for sale.
Their $2 donation helps pay for use of the facility, but the largest chunk of it becomes the year-end donation.
"We like to be able to give back to our community, said Todd Porter, president.