The Southwest Iowa Association of Realtors made this holiday season a little brighter for children and families who count on Family Inc. ( for health care and family support services.

Area real estate agents raised $4,500 for donation to Family Inc., which was matched by the association’s board of directors for a total donation of $9,000.

FAMILY, Inc.’s Executive Director, Kimberly Kolakowski, perfectly summed it up, “FAMILY, Inc. and the Southwest Iowa Association of REALTORS are both in the business of serving families in the Council Bluffs area and beyond. As the Southwest Iowa Association of REALTORS guides families toward the dream of homeownership, FAMILY, Inc. is committed to ensuring their success right from the start. Beginning with early childhood development, we work collaboratively to support those we serve in their journey toward growth and achievement. Together, we strive to provide stability and peace from start to finish. We are so grateful for our community partners and can’t thank the Southwest Iowa Association of REALTORS enough.”

FAMILY, Inc. is a human services organization with a mission to engage and educate the community, inspiring a healthy future through literacy, family and public health services. To learn more, visit