As part of ongoing effort by Coldwell Banker to “give where you live,” the Coldwell Banker Community Foundation raised nearly $14,000 for the Primary Children’s’ Hospital Foundation at the annual Festival of Trees.

Coldwell Banker’s tree at the auction sold for $3,800, and the foundation spent another $9,900 on donations to the Homeless Youth Center in Ogden and the Women’s and Children Crisis/Abuse Center in Orem.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has participated in the annual Festival of Trees for several years running, spending weeks collecting toys and monetary donations to help put together a tree for the auction and gifts under the tree.

“The Festival of Trees is an outstanding event and a heartwarming tradition for our agents and staff,” said Chris Jensen, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “A lot of time and care go into putting together a beautifully decorated tree with all of the toys and gifts we’re able to collect from generous donors. But it’s all worth it when we can see how much we’re able to help a terrific organization like Primary Children’s Hospital each year.”

Jensen said the fundraising effort is just the latest of a host of activities Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and its foundation hold throughout the year to support critical community non-profits. “At Coldwell Banker, we believe that you should give where you live, and through the Festival of Trees we are proud to have done just that.”

The Festival of Trees has been dazzling visitors for more than 40 years. It has become an annual tradition where hundreds of magnificently decorated trees and wreaths, along with handcrafted gifts, quilts, gingerbread and other sweet treats, are put on display, auctioned and sold to raise money for Primary Children’s Hospital. For more information, please visit