2017 COTS Back to School Drive

COTS is proud to partner with KeyBankStaples and the Vermont Lake Monsters on the 2017 #172VT Back to School Drive!

KeyBank is donating backpacks, and we need your help to fill them up! This past year, there were 126 homeless children in Chittenden County, but with your help, we can make sure no child needs to worry about having enough supplies to make it through the school year.

Please donate this August 2017!

You can donate items at participating KeyBank and Staples locations. Each branch or store will have a collection bin dedicated to the drive.

We are looking for the following:

  • Backpacks
  • Child-Safe & Adult Scissors
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Erasers
  • Pocket Folders
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • 3 Ring Binders (1″, 2″, 3″)
  • Washable Markers
  • Rulers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pencil boxes
  • Index Cards
  • College Ruled Paper
  • Flash Drives

Participating Staples Locations:

Participating KeyBank Locations:

School supplies can also be dropped off at the COTS administrative offices on 95 North Ave in Burlington Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Together we can make sure that every student in Chittenden County has the materials needed for success!


Questions? Contact Sian Leach at sianl@cotsonline.org or (802) 864-7402, Ext. 207.