Playground equipment for Children’s Village

Coeur Group, Hartford Hope Foundation donate money and labor

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The kids at Children’s Village will soon have new playground equipment thanks to the efforts of the Coeur Group and a $10,000 donation from the Hartford Hope Foundation.

The new playground items will replace outdated equipment now in place at Children’s Village, a nonprofit that provides residential care for children who have been abused, neglected or whose families are in crisis.

“From the moment the Coeur Group saw our need to replace our outdoor play structure, they made it their mission to make it happen. We couldn’t be happier they stepped up and made this dream come true for our children,” said Janet Davis, Children’s Village executive director.

Coeur Group member Brent Schreiber brought Children’s Village to the attention of the Hartford Hope Foundation, a family foundation formed by Doris Hartford. Schreiber’s great-grandmother, Dorothy, was Hartford’s twin sister. Dorothy had six children who Hartford, an attorney, treated as her own. Before her death, Mrs. Hartford decided to form a foundation in which Dorothy’s children would donate a portion of her wealth each year to a charity of their choice. This year, Children’s Village is one of those charities.

The Coeur Group comprises young businessmen representing various industries in the local community. Through the years, the group has donated thousands of hours to support local schools, nonprofits and charities. Members of the Coeur Group will build and install the new playground equipment this fall with the help of Clearwater Summit Group.

“The Coeur Group allows our members to get involved with projects to benefit our community by getting our hands dirty and having a fun time supporting each other. We’re fortunate to have great ties within our city to help organizations that provide the difficult services in extraordinary times of need of our fellow citizens,” said Coeur Group President Dustin Ainsworth.

For more information, visit www.thecoeurgroup.com and www.thechildrensvillage.org.

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