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(WXIA) -- A group called Cooper's Tree House Foundation hopes to raise enough money to build a park in memory of a Cobb County toddler who died after being left in a hot car.

It's been 50 days since 22-month-old Cooper Harris passed away when his father Ross left him in the back seat of an SUV outside a Home Depot office. Ross Harris has been charged with murder in Cooper's death.

Cooper's Tree House Foundation aims to raise $250,000 to build a park in either Marietta or Tuscaloosa, Ala. While some people believe it's a worthy cause, others feel it would be more appropriate to donate the money in Cooper's name to a children's charity or a foundation that works to prevent hot car deaths.

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