aaaaaMark McConnell and Liz Lee Marziello, owners of Heart to Heart Real Estate presented a check for $10,697.50 to the Food Bank of SLO County on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. BJ & Mark Mercer of Paso Robles designated the Food Bank of SLO County as the beneficiary through their association with Heart to Heart Real Estate.

The Food Bank Coalition is very grateful to Heart to Heart Real Estate and their clients for this generous donation. With the Food Bank’s ability to provide $10 worth of food for every $1 donated, this amount will go a long way to help families in need this holiday season. If you are considering a real estate transaction, please consider Heart to Heart Real Estate and the Food Bank!

Heart to Heart Real Estate is based on the principle of utilizing funds generated by a real estate transaction to affect massive change through community partnerships. At the close of escrow, Heart to Heart will disburse 50 percent of the commission to fund the nonprofit or charitable organizations that are designated by their clients; making it possible for any individual who otherwise would not have the means, to contribute to a nonprofit, charity, or individual(s) in need.

Heart to Heart’s guiding principle of giving through a real estate transaction applies to buyers, sellers and referrals from anywhere in the United States. According to McConnell, “Our business involves transactions; many of which are based on the circumstances of daily life: re-location, divorce, taxes, death or simply the desire to make a change. If a transaction is going to happen, either by necessity or choice, would people choose our company based on our core belief that we all “gain by giving?” The idea for Heart to Heart was born; creating philanthropy in the housing market.

With over 20 years of combined experience in all types of commercial, residential and multi-family properties, McConnell and Marziello, owners of Heart to Heart Real Estate, serve their clients with integrity, a deeply-rooted work ethic and the desire to give back to their community. In the midst of a challenging economy and evolving real estate market,

They want to make an impact that goes beyond just a successful transaction.

Heart to Heart Real Estate offers the latest digital technology and marketing tools combined with personal communication and partnerships with the finest mortgage lenders and related business professionals in the community.

About the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County: The Food Bank is the only countywide source of nutritious and low-cost food for low-income families, seniors, children, veterans and the disabled. Through direct programs like the Lovin’ Lunchbox Program for school children and the, and in partnership with over 225 San Luis Obispo County non-profits, the Food Bank Coalition provided 6 million pounds of food in 2013, helping over 44,000 county residents in need.