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A local entrepreneur is using salt to help underprivileged children.

It may sound like an odd way to make a difference, but Donna Reidy has made it her mission through her business, Finishing Touch Gourmet Salts. She started the idea about a year ago after hearing a sermon at church about serving others.

For six months after that, she pored over research about sea salt, and now sells salt from around the world, with flavors ranging from applewood smoked to vintage merlot. 

Where she's making a difference: part of the proceeds from every sale go to two local charities that help children.

"That's what it's all about. That's why we're doing this business," Reidy says.

Hope Children's Home in Citrus Park, which is funded entirely by private contributions, says Reidy's donations help not just with funding projects, but also set a good example for the children.

"They're able to see that there are good people out there that are willing to step up and help organizations such as ours," says executive director Mike Higgins.

And for Reidy, that alone makes it worth its weight in salt.

"The exciting part of the business is knowing that every day, when you're working really hard, that this is why you're doing it," she says.

She also contributes proceeds to the nonprofit Feeding Children Everywhere. You can purchase the salts here.

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