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BURLINGTON – The 28th Annual COTS Walk kicks off Sunday, May 7, with thousands of origami butterflies to celebrate the new beginnings made possible through your support of COTS as we work together to end homelessness: Inspire hope. Empower transformation. Guests at the COTS Daystation, children staying in COTS family shelter, students, volunteers, supporters, and staff are busy folding butterflies – and the COTS’ offices are beginning to overflow with…

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Annually, the Green Mountain Chorus hosts their annual singing Valentines Day fundraiser for COTS. It’s a wonderful gift for a friend, family member or significant person in your life. Each valentine includes a song, personalized card and box of Lake Champlain chocolates. Costing $50, a portion of the proceeds are given to COTS!   They’ll sing anywhere you request, including schools, offices and in public, and are bound to create…

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That’s because in honor of our annual Walk and the opening of our newly renovated program facility, we are celebrating “transformations” and “second chances,” as symbolized by the butterfly. “I think that by our COTS Walk, my office will be filled to the brim with origami butterflies,” Community Outreach and Volunteer Specialist Sian Leach said. We’re calling this: The Butterfly Project. Our goal: Fold 3,500 origami butterflies – 100 butterflies…

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Annual fundraiser for COTS, Comic Relief— a Benefit for COTS will be happening on February 7th at ArtsRiot on Pine Street. This will be the fourth installment of the show, which was established by Vermont comedian Kathleen Kanz. Kanz was inspired by the national fundraiser in 1986 by the same name. In 2013, Kanz began producing the Burlington-area Comic Relief event to benefit COTS, and it has been going strong…

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  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sian Leach at sianl@cotsonline.org or (802) 864-7402 x 207  

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What is the Daystation? The Daystation is a drop-in shelter, and is open 365 days a year seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It offers a refuge from the streets and access to an array of services. This is where individuals can meet with COTS staff and connect with local resources, receive mail and telephone calls, and find support toward their goal of self-sufficiency. Daystation staff…

Categories: COTS Shelters, Donations, Homeless Prevention, Homelessness

Want to support COTS during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week? National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week occurs between November 12th to November 20th! Come and show your support to COTS! Community Night at Bluebird Barbecue, Featuring COTS! November 16 from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm Bluebird Barbecue will be hosting COTS on November 16 from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm! COTS will receive 10% of the sales from the evening….

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A shower, a bed and a community: These are three values that COTS’ Waystation stands by. “We try to limit activities that happen at here,” Waystation Manager Aurora Lenz-Watson said. “This is a space where guests can relax and sleep. We try to keep it really quiet and calm for the most part.” This is COTS’ original program, providing emergency shelter for single adults since 1982. The Waystation is located…

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Flourishing gardens, Pinterest-inspired crafts and evenings at Centennial Field — the idyllic Burlington, Vermont summer is spent outdoors, and with a community. At COTS’ Daystation, community is an essential value to the success of the guests. “We try to build community on different levels, and you know in the community, some people like to go to bingo, or do other things that aren’t focused on what’s wrong with you,” Daystation…

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