DELPHOS - Schrader Shares will be returning in 2020 after its first year of success.

Started by Schrader Realty Jan 2019, Schrader Shares is a program in which customers can choose to donate part of the realtor’s commission to local non-profit organizations.

The realtors compiled a list of organizations throughout Delphos, Van Wert and Lima complete with descriptions of each non-profit to explain their mission statements.

“Buyers and sellers can choose from the list or recommend an organization near and dear to their heart,” Krista Schrader said.

Schrader is the owner, a realtor and broker at Schrader Realty, LLC.

“Two and half percent of the realtor’s commission is donated along with 2.5 percent of the office commission to equal the total 5 percent,” she explained, “So, the agents give just as much as the office.”

Last year, Schrader Shares donated approximately $32,000 to local non-profits.

“Our clients have been very excited and passionate to be a part of it,” Schrader stated. “Once we explain the program, they get even more excited and take the time to choose an organization that means something to them.”

Non-profits currently eligible for donation include: Area Cub Scouts, Area Girl Scouts, Blessings in a Backpack, Booster Club of Choice, Church of Choice, County Humane Society of Choice, Delphian Social Club, Delphos Canal Days, Delphos Community Christmas Project, Delphos Kiwanis Club, F.O.P Charities, Delphos St. John’s Teacher Endowment Fund, Habitat for Humanity Lima, Heart Collective, Local School of Choice, Love Inc., Mercy Children’s Hospital Home Away from Home, Mike Gallmeier Foundation, Optimist Club of Delphos/Van Wert/Lima, Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Pregnancy Life Center, Saint Vincent DePaul, Inter-faith Thrift Shop, Special Care Nursery (Mercy Health in Lima), The Children’s Development Center of Lima, United Way of Allen or Van Wert County, Van Wert Children’s Christmas Garden, Wassenberg Art Center, West Ohio Food Bank, YMCA of Lima or Van Wert and the YWCA of Lima or Van Wert.