Archive for November, 2014

  The Giving Season is well on its way, and we are so thankful to our supporters who are looking to give back this year.   Because of your generous donations, we are able to help meet the needs of dozens of guests staying with us in shelter. If you are looking for ways to help out, we have many ongoing needs that are always demand: Razors New bath towels New…

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Born out of community partnership, innovation, and a love of cookies, Cookies for Good combines the efforts of a local farm-to-table food provider and a local nonprofit to support families in housing crises.  It’s like a bake sale every day! The program developed by three partners – the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, COTS and Sugars­nap (a local farm-to-table food producer) – is designed to generate sustainable ongoing unallocated revenue to COTS’…

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National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week – COTS Calendar of Events Social media: Wear purple & share your pictures Nov. 16 – Dec. 17 – Wear Purple for COTS #purple4cots Help raise awareness during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week by wearing PURPLE for COTS. Take a picture, and then post your photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #purple4cots to help raise awareness as we head into…

Categories: Events, Fundraisers, Homeless Prevention, Homelessness, Social Media
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My name is Shelby, and I am a student at Big Picture South Burlington, an alternative high school. My  program gives me the opportunity to learn through real world experiences and my passions. After briefly learning about homelessness in the Boston and Burlington communities, I decided to take action, and gain as much knowledge I could about the subject in an effort to destroy apathy. I am now an intern…

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This year, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, we are part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving – when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday – a movement to celebrate giving and kick-off the holiday giving season. Where did the idea come from? The retail industry has…

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