"Through our efforts and with thanks to so many of our barter members, like EasySeat, Inc. and our trading partners, The Cove Center for Grieving Children will have the resources to provide counseling services to many Newtown, CT area families," said Debbie Lombardi, president, Barter Business Unlimited. "In light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, Barter Business Unlimited decided to put all of its efforts into supporting The Cove Center for Grieving Children, an organization that will provide support to the victims' families during the long period of healing that needs to take place."
Headquartered in Meriden, CT, The Cove Center for Grieving Children is a nonprofit organization that is working to open a site serving Newtown, CT and surrounding towns to support the children and families of the community. The Cove currently has five family sites in Connecticut and will be opening two additional family sites this year. The Cove provides family and school-based programs utilizing the peer support group concept for helping children, teens and families work with their unresolved grief due to the death of someone significant in their lives and other traumatic losses. For more information about The Cove, visit www.covect.org/
"The Cove has been trying to obtain funding with the goal of opening additional centers in Connecticut. After the Newtown tragedy, this goal quickly became a critical need. With the substantial donations raised by Barter Business Unlimited, its wonderful employees, members, and partners, The Cove can now meet that need and open a site in Fairfield County to serve the Newtown, Connecticut community. The Cove's board of directors, volunteers and especially the kids are forever thankful for this generous support from Barter Business Unlimited," said Kinga Evans, board member, The Cove Center for Grieving Children.
With offices based in Bristol, Connecticut, Barter Business Unlimited is a proud member of the Universal Currency, Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Trade Executives and the International Reciprocal Trade Association. Barter Business Unlimited is also a supporter of the United Way of West Central Connecticut, Goodwin College Foundation, Toys For Tots program and The V Foundation for Cancer Research. To learn more about the barter industry, BarterCare health care program or Barter Business Unlimited, visit www.bbubarter.com.