Calendar of Events: 2017

COTS Winter/Spring Calendar of Events 2017


Singing Valentines With the Green Mountain Chorus

February 14, 2017 (all day!)

Every Valentine’s Day, the Green Mountain Chorus travels throughout the Greater Burlington Area to deliver singing valentines, personalized cards and a box of Lake Champlain chocolates. Costing only $50, a portion of the proceeds goes towards COTS!

Comic Relief

February 16. 2017, 8:00 pm start time. 

ArtsRiot, 400 Pine Street, Burlington, VT

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 of the same name. In 2013, Kanz began producing the Burlington-area Comic Relief event to benefit COTS, and it has been going strong since!



May 7, 2017, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Battery Park, Burlington, VT

1 North Ave, Burlington, VT

Join COTS on May 7th at Battery Park from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, for our annual COTS Walk, where we take a 3-mile trek around downtown Burlington starting from Battery Park, following the route a person who is homeless might travel to receive shelter and services. This is the one day of the year that we open our shelters to the community so people can see how their pledges are put to use. Registration opens at 1p.m.; the walk begins at 2 p.m.  The walk starts from Battery Park and heads down Church Street Marketplace along Main Street and then into surrounding neighborhoods. Along the way, walkers are invited into COTS shelters to see COTS facilities “up close and personal.” The walk takes about an hour and concludes back at Battery Park where walkers are met with music, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and other free refreshments.

To get involved at the COTS Walk, contact Sian Leach, our Community Outreach and Volunteer Specialist at 802-540-3084, Ext. 207 or email