WOKO, NEFCU help with Phonathon

Posted On November 25, 2015 By | No Comments on WOKO, NEFCU help with Phonathon

Every year, starting the Monday after Thanksgiving, 50-plus COTS volunteers a night go “dialing-for-dollars” to raise money for COTS shelters and services. Working seven weekday evenings, these dedicated volunteers call 6,000 COTS donors from 6 to 9 p.m. and raise more than $190,000 to support COTS shelter and services.

WHAT: COTS Annual Phonathon

WHEN: 5:30 – 9 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3 and Dec. 7-8, 2015

WHERE: 95 North Ave., Burlington

COTS has partnered with WOKO (98.9-FM) to share stories of the people helped by COTS. They also feature the voice of COTS staff and volunteers.

We are happy to share that New England Federal Credit Union has once again provided a $20,000 Challenge Grant that matches new gifts to the Phonathon as well as donations increased, year over year.

NEFCU is pleased to support COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter) and we were thrilled to suprise them last week!

Posted by New England Federal Credit Union on Monday, November 23, 2015

We need 30-plus callers each night, plus 20 volunteers to stuff envelopes, and 4-5 volunteers to help with other aspects of the project. In return, we’ll supply you with plenty of food and beverages — and you’ll leave with that wonderful warm, fuzzy feeling you get from doing such an important good deed!

This is not cold calling. Every person called has supported COTS in the past – so even if they don’t want to donate this year, callers thank them for their past help. After the calls are made, we send follow-up letters to donors, with more information and a envelope for their gift.

Thank you to our many sponsors, including Burlington Telecom, American Flatbread, Leonardo’s, Subway, La Villa Bistro, and El Cortijo. Raffle prizes donated by generous supporters, too.

The Phonathon is COTS’ largest fundraiser of the year.  Click here to listen to past WOKO segments.

Call 864-7402 or email: volunteer@cotsonline.org to get involved or Donate now!

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