ORDER NOW! ~ “Apple Pies for Hope!”

In partnership with the Community Foundation, Hope Springs Women’s Safe House, located in Fountain County, is now accepting orders for their famous Dutch Apple Pies. Their mission is to provide an accepting, loving home environment in the Spirit of Jesus where residents can recover from the effects of domestic violence. The Shelter is currently full with 13 residents. 

This year’s goal is the sale of 1,500 pies @ $12/each ($18,000!). For more info about Hope Springs and online pie ordering go to: www.goo.gl/P4Zq4H.

Update: $100,000 Matching Grant for Covington Park Playground!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the $100,000 matching grant to the “Covington City Park Playground Project” is halfway towards its goal. 

Dale White, CEO of the Community Foundation states, “These volunteers are doing such a fantastic job in taking the initiative in raising funds for the project we wanted to encourage them just like we did when we donated $50,000 in January of this year.  Since that time a small group of donors have come together and are willing to match dollar-for-dollar any donation to the playground project up to a total amount of $100,000. To-date $50,000 has been matched by the community.  The matching gift program will run until December 31, 2017.” 

The Friends of the Covington City Park are a local group of citizens that have been working diligently on their plans to replace the ageing playground equipment in the City Park with a state-of-the-art destination playground.  They have already raised $400,000 with an ultimate goal of raising $695,000.  They hope to break ground in Spring 2018.  

Linda McGurk with the Friends group states, “The playground will feature a treehouse, a splash pad, a parkour course, a butterfly garden, and a sand and water play area, as well as traditional playground equipment like swings and slides, the new playground will be completely unique for this part of Indiana.”            

Plans also include a 6’ trike path, outdoor fitness equipment (for active attendees to enjoy), a family restroom, and a covered picnic area. 

Donations can be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Covington Community Foundation, ATTN: Park Playground Project, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932-0175.

Memorial & Honor Giving

Fountain and Vermillion County are home to many wonderful people who have made a deep impact in the  
community. 

Are you looking for a way to memorialize a loved one or friend who is no longer with us?  Or perhaps you would like to honor a family member, friend, co-worker, or service provider who has a positive influence in your daily life?  MEMORIAL & HONOR GIFTS are great ways to honor those who are or have been significant in your life or the life of your community. Your gift will go to the fund you specify, in the name of the one you're honoring. 

All memorial and honor gifts are acknowledged to the person or people you designate so that the loved one's family, or the person you are honoring, is aware of the gift.  Or you can make an anonymous gift if you desire to do so.  The amount of the gift is, of course, confidential and only you will receive a gift acknowledgement for tax purposes.  It's very easy to give a memorial or honor gift – just CLICK HERE to get started.