Archive for July, 2013

Getting out into the community and connecting with people who want to learn more about what we do is one of my favorite parts about being the Community Outreach Specialist at COTS. We have a robust Speaker’s Bureau, which means that anyone can reach out to schedule a guest speaker from COTS to talk to their school, business, or community organization. Members of our Bureau include COTS staff members, seasoned…

Categories: COTS Shelters, Homeless Prevention, Homelessness, Staff and Board, Volunteers
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As a way to help local children go back to school with the supplies they need to succeed, Citizens Bank is launching its annual Gear for Grades program on Monday, July 22. Customers and the public are welcome to support the initiative by donating new items like pencils, folders, notebooks, rulers and other supplies at any Citizens Bank branch in Vermont from July 22 — August 9. The Gear for…

Categories: COTS Shelters, Events, Volunteers
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Ellen Reader, VHCB AmeriCorps State Daystation Community Support Specialist, and Maggie Thuma, former Daystation and Single Case Management BSW intern, have brought their vision and passion to the Daystation’s Women’s Group. Driven by a common interest, Ellen and Maggie put their heads together to provide an unmet need to the womanly presence that frequently (albeit in smaller numbers than the men) passes through the Daystation doors. They wanted to create a space…

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Calling All Fashionistas In case you haven’t heard, there is an exciting local fashion show coming to Burlington this weekend. Come see the spectacle, sway to the sounds, savor the sips and snacks…yes, it will be that good. Vermont-based designers will show their work, local musicians will provide the soundtrack, and you can be right in the middle of it all, watching the wonders unfold before your very eyes. But…

Categories: Events, Fundraisers
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