Events

It’s time to play the music! It’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Puppets at the Puppet Show tonight!   While the children in shelter (and many of our younger staff) aren’t old enough to remember the original “Muppet Show,” we can still relate to the hours spent as children with imaginary play, creating courageous heroes and vile villains. Now, thanks to the generous support of…

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BURLINGTON – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger joined COTS and Housing Vermont on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, to kick off the redevelopment of the COTS building at 95 North Avenue.  When completed in early 2017, the new facility will offer 14 affordable apartments and a new permanent home for the COTS’ Daystation program, while also enabling COTS to make its program space for family services and homelessness prevention more accessible…

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Hotel Vermont hosts an evening with best-selling author Chris Bohjalian to benefit COTS from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The ticketed event ($35 at flynntix.org) includes welcome drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds and a silent auction at the event will benefit COTS. Among the silent auction items: A character named in an upcoming book! A book signing at “Book It for COTS” will be provided by Phoenix Books….

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Off to the races – “The Reading Race,” that is! Led by teacher and author Abby Klein, students from Orchard School in South Burlington put on their running shoes, er – their reading shoes – and busted out a successful “reading race.” Inspired by their teacher’s book, the students asked friends and relatives to donate one penny for every minute they read. The money earned would then go to a…

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Are you ready to “Book it to the Walk“? Register today! And, invite your friends and family to join you: www.classy.org/cotswalk2016. The COTS Walk is our largest event each year to raise funding to support services and increase understanding about homelessness. Our fundraising goal this year: $200,000! Through the support of our sponsors, all the money raised by walkers goes directly to services. This year’s COTS Walk theme centers around…

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Please join us! WHAT: The Coolest Lunch, a benefit for the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) WHEN: Noon-2 p.m. WEDNESDAY (Dec. 16) WEATHER FORECAST: 40 degrees, with partly sunny skies WHY: You can’t beat outdoor dining at the “coolest lunch in town.” COTS supporters, in an effort to raise awareness about being homeless in the cold winter months, will eat lunch outdoors in downtown Burlington and new this year: Winooski,…

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COTS Fall/Winter Calendar of Events 2015 OCTOBER COTS Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Friday, October 23, 8-9:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Burlington Please join us! The Committee on Temporary Shelter cordially invites you to our Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. We will honor volunteers, community partners, local businesses and other organizations, 8-10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 38 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington (Marketplace parking garage located nearby). RSVP@cotsonline.org;…

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Through the month of August, the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is proud to host the #172vt Back-to-School Drive through partnerships with KeyBank, Kinney Drugs, Staples, WCAX, and Star 92.9. The goal: Collect supplies to stuff 172 backpacks for children in need in our community. COTS, the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, the Sara Holbrook Center, and the King Street Center will distribute the backpacks. In March of this year, COTS launched…

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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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There is nothing more inspiring to us than kids helping their peers in need.  That is exactly what Mr. Kellogg’s class of 3rd and 4th graders at Williston Central School did earlier in the month, using incredible artistic skill and entrepreneurial prowess. As a part of their unit on business and entrepreneurship, students researched and developed their own business model, budgeted, created a very desirable product, and then gave their…

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