A group of realtors in Muskoka is paying it forward to local charities. The Lakelands Association of Realtors recently donated $17,000 to a few shelter-based organizations in the area. President of the association Mike Taylor says every year they make sure all of the members put a bit of money aside for this fund.

Taylor says every year they select from a list of charities that have applied for the grant. This $17,000 fund has been split between some charities in Muskoka, and Cottage Dreams in Haliburton.