Archive for August, 2012

We are so excited about the incredible turnout for our Zumbathon® for COTS!  The music was awesome and there were 8 liscensed Zumba® instructors all in one place!  It was so much fun to see their different styles and in turn, get to try so many of them at once. “I don’t think anyone can attend an event like this and not have a good time,” said Gillian Taylor, the AmeriCorps…

Categories: COTS Shelters, Events, Fundraisers, Homelessness
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The Zumbathon® for COTS is going to be a crazy good time. The fundraiser, organized by COTS Daystation staffer and Zumba® instructor Kate Barash-Engel, takes place 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24 in Contois Auditorium at Burlington City Hall (Get all the details here). In addition to Kate, there will be lots of other great instructors—Jenn Skinner-Cisse, Bridget O’Connor, Melissa Story, and more—to direct the routines. And let’s not forget the raffle and…

Categories: COTS Shelters, Events, Fundraisers, Homelessness
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Take 5 seconds to vote for COTS NOW – Sept 19th! CLICK HERE TO VOTE We are so excited to announce that we’ve been nominated to compete in this year’s Chase Community Giving Grant program!  Thousands of nonprofits across the country have been nominated, but only the 196 organizations with the most votes will share in the $5 million in grants! Starting September 6th, you’ll be able to visit this page and vote…

Categories: Events, Fundraisers, Homeless Prevention, Social Media
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We often see homeless individuals linked with the idea of invisible people; men and women (and even children) who are marginalized and stigmatized for not holding to societal expectations and “norms.” For Rachel Fleischer, homeless people were never invisible.  From early childhood, she felt a deep connection to the homeless in her community.  Why were they outside in the cold, hungry and alone, while she had a house and parents to…

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COTS is made up of the stories of the people we help and the solutions we implement.  Using social media is another way we can share those stories and successes.  Where do you rank as a Twitter/Facebook/Blog user? Perhaps you prefer the more image-based platforms.  Maybe you “pin” your favorite DYI projects and recipes on Pinterest.  Or it could be Instagram, the mobile tool, that you enjoy most.  After all,…

Categories: Social Media
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