Share your voice

Be a COTS Community Ambassador

Your voice truly matters. Share your story and talk about your experiences with COTS — as a volunteer, as a supporter, as a staffer or as a guest. Help spark a conversation with others. Invite others to join you in spreading the word.

Step 1: Follow COTS’ core accounts.

Use these hashtags to identify and join relevant and related conversations:

  • #COTSvt
  • #btv
  • #homelessness

Step 2: Share your COTS connection and story on Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat.

Why does COTS matter to you? What do you do with COTS?

  • You might want to share a video.
  • Don’t forget the #hashtag.

Step 3: Share one of the posts below with your friends and followers on social media.

Feel free to edit to put these messages in your own words and voice. Click on the images below to open, copy and save. Then copy the text below the image. Share the image and the text via your social media channels.

You can also download our 2017 Phonathon Social Media Guide.

 

COTS Phonathon: Encourage volunteers

Option 1:

2017 Phonathon 1

 

 

I’m volunteering at the COTS Phonathon to make sure people have safe and warm shelter this winter. Sign up now to join me: http://bit.ly/2zDeEqz

 

 

 

 

Option 2:

COTS Phonathon 2017 3

 

 

COTS need me — they need you, too! Sign up today to volunteer at the COTS Phonathon: http://bit.ly/2zDeEqz. Together, we can make sure Vermonters have safe and warm shelter this winter.

 

 

 

 

Option 3:

COTS Phonathon 2017 2

 

 

Looking to volunteer this holiday season? Want to join me? I’ll be at the COTS Phonathon — which is always more fun with a friend. A great cause with a great friend for a good reason — making sure Vermonters have safe and warm shelter this winter. Sign up today: http://bit.ly/2zDeEqz.

 

 

 

COTS Phonathon: Encourage gifts

Option 1:

PH Challenge Grant 2017

Never donated to the COTS Phonathon before? Now is your chance: All new gifts to the COTS Phonathon to support shelter, services, housing and prevention will be MATCHED by our generous Challenge Grant from New England Federal Credit Union. Donate now: http://bit.ly/2B2Sknq #givingtuesday #cotsvt #cotsphonathon

 

 

 

 

 

Option 2:

Do you Match v2

 

Does your company match? If you don’t know, visit cotsonline.org to learn more. You can help your gift double or triple its impact. #cotsvt #giving

 

COTS Phonathon: Children & Families

Option 1:

Children & Families 2017 a

 

 

COTS provides two emergency shelters for families. Open year-round, these programs make sure parents and children have a safe and warm refuge, while connecting with COTS rehousing services. Please donate to the COTS Phonathon to support our shelter and services. http://bit.ly/2B2Sknq Thank you to COTS’ “Children & Families” Phonathon sponsor: Comcast. #cybermonday #cotsvt #cotsphonathon

 

 

 

 

Option 2:

Children & Families 2017 b

 

 

COTS helped 855 children across its programs – with shelter, services, housing, and homelessness prevention last year. About half of the nonprofit’s annual budget comes from community donations. Please make a gift to COTS Phonathon this year to support these efforts. http://bit.ly/2B2Sknq Thank you to COTS’ “Children & Families” Phonathon sponsor: Comcast. #cybermonday #cotsvt #cotsphonathon

 

 

 

 

COTS Phonathon: Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter 2017 a

 

 

COTS’ year-round emergency shelter has 36 beds for single adults. We connect guests with services and housing, while providing a safe and warm refuge every evening. Support the COTS Phonathon to provide shelter and services. http://bit.ly/2B2Sknq #givingtuesday #cotsvt #cotsphonathon

 

 

 

 

COTS Phonathon: Veterans

Veterans 2017 a 

 

COTS’ Canal Street Veterans Housing provides two-year transitional housing for formerly homeless veterans and their families. COTS serves veterans across our programs with housing, shelter, services, and homelessness prevention outreach. Support the COTS Phonathon to help veterans struggling with homelessness. http://bit.ly/2B2Sknq #cotsvt #cotsphonathon

 

 

 

 

COTS Phonathon: Prevention

Option 1:

Homeless prevention 2017 a

 

 

The COTS homelessness prevention initiative – the Housing Resource Center – is COTS’ largest program, helping thousands of families avert the crisis of homelessness in the past decade. Support the COTS Phonathon to help end homelessness now. Thank you to COTS’ “Homelessness Prevention” Phonathon Sponsor: Burlington Telecom. http://bit.ly/2B2Sknq #cotsvt #cotsphonathon

 

 

 

 

Option 2:

Homelesss Prevention 2017 b

 

COTS works to end homelessness through prevention. Last year alone, COTS kept 284 families, including 285 children, from becoming homeless. Support the COTS Phonathon to help end homelessness now. Thank you to COTS’ “Homelessness Prevention” Phonathon Sponsor: Burlington Telecom. http://bit.ly/2B2Sknq #cotsvt #cotsphonathon

 

 

COTS Phonathon: Daytime Services (i.e. the “Daystation”)

Option 1:

Daytime drop in services 2017 a

 

The COTS Daystation is open 365 days a year. Last year, 457 people visited the Daystation where lunch is served through the help of volunteers. Donate to the COTS Phonathon to support this vital community resource. Thank you to COTS’ “Daytime Services” Phonathon Sponsor: AT&T http://bit.ly/2B2Sknq #cotsvt #cotsphonathon #btv

 

 

 

 

 

Option 2: 

Daytime drop in services 2017 b 

 

Want to volunteer this holiday season? Consider preparing a meal and serving lunch at the Daystation, COTS’ daytime drop-in center for homeless adults. Thank you to COTS’ “Daytime Services” Phonathon Sponsor: AT&T http://bit.ly/2zsLpb1 #cotsvt #cotsphonathon #btv

 

 

 

 

COTS Phonathon: Housing

Option 1:

Housing 2017 a

 

COTS provides a mix of transitional and permanent housing. Canal Street Veterans Housing provides two-year transitional housing for veterans, as well as permanent affordable housing in Winooski. Donate to the COTS Phonathon to help COTS provide much-needed housing in our community. Thank you to COTS’ “Housing” Phonathon Sponsor: WOKO-FM http://bit.ly/2B2Sknq #cotsvt #cotsphonathon

 

 

Option 2:

Housing 2017 b

 

COTS provides housing, services, and a daytime refuge at its 95 North Avenue program facility. On the second floor are 14 affordable permanent apartments. Donate to the COTS Phonathon to help COTS provide much-needed housing in our community. Thank you to COTS’ “Housing” Phonathon Sponsor: WOKO-FM http://bit.ly/2B2Sknq #cotsvt #cotsphonathon #btv

 

Juniper at Hotel Vermont’s “A Dish for Veterans”:

Juniper Flatbread for Veterans

 

Delicious dinner for an awesome reason: Support veterans and have a night out. Order the flatbread at Juniper at Hotel Vermont, and $5 will be donated to support COTS’ Canal Street Veterans Housing through Dec. 30. #veterans #btv