Archive for July, 2015

COTS is proud to partner with KeyBank, Kinney Drugs, Staples, WCAX, and Star 92.9  on the #172vt Back to School Drive! In response to the 172 homeless children in Chittenden County, we launched the #172vt campaign as a call to action. This community driven #172vt Back to School Drive directly addresses the needs of these children. You can help a child in need, beginning with just a pencil. KeyBank is donating 172 backpacks, and we need your help…

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This past Spring semester, we proudly partnered with the Cabot Marketing Class at UVM.  With a generous budget provided by Cabot Creamery, students created and implemented original marketing tools for us! All around, it was a huge success.  Here are some of the things that the students accomplished:   Bus Advertisement Students created this ad to generate awareness and support for families experiencing homelessness in our community, and with the…

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This summer has been very exciting for us.  Thanks to our Family Shelter AmeriCorps member Macy Margolin we have a brand new garden in the back of our Main Street Family Shelter!  We sent our AmeriCorps VISTA Lori Goldman to interview Macy back in March about the beginning of the project, the process of building the garden, and the effect that it has on the kids staying with us in…

Categories: COTS Shelters, Education, Families