Barter Business Unlimited Surpasses Original Goal & Raises $214,000 For The Cove Center For Grieving Children, A Meriden, Connecticut Nonprofit Supporting Grieving Children & Their Families

Fundraising Campaign For Meriden's The Cove Center Created To Open Child & Family Grieving Counseling Center In The Newtown, CT Area

Barter Business Unlimited, the region’s leading barter exchange company for business owners throughout the United States, announced today that it surpassed its original goal of $100,000 and has raised $214,000 for The Cove Center for Grieving Children, a Meriden, CT nonprofit organization.

"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

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/support-for-new-cove-sites.

"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

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Barter Business Unlimited January 22, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Nice effort. More businesses like Barter business unlimited should help.


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