Posts Tagged ‘Event’

Two students — one in elementary school and one in college — teamed up with COTS to create a video Web series about the 2016 COTS Walk, and we could not be more grateful! Please meet our COTS Walk 2016 Ambassador, Ellie LaMontagne! Ellie, 11, stars in the six video shorts. She is a longtime COTS Walker and a sixth-grader at Christ the King School in Burlington. (Ellie previously starred as…

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Prepare your wardrobe for spring, and revamp your look with some “new” duds!     Downtown Threads, one of the coolest shops in Burlington and  known for their large selection of vintage clothes and accessories, is giving back to the community in honor of their 5th anniversary. Folks are encouraged to consign their gently used clothing in the name of one of five local nonprofit organizations: Committee on Temporary Shelter…

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National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week – COTS Calendar of Events Social media: Wear purple & share your pictures Nov. 16 – Dec. 17 – Wear Purple for COTS #purple4cots Help raise awareness during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week by wearing PURPLE for COTS. Take a picture, and then post your photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #purple4cots to help raise awareness as we head into…

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The 25th Annual COTS Walk kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4. The fundraiser is a 3.5-mile trek around downtown Burlington starting from Battery Park, following the route a person who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless might travel to receive shelter and services. This is the one day of the year that the nationally recognized nonprofit opens its programs to the community so people can see…

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Having signed up for the COTS Walk, or any event where fundraising is necessary, getting pledges to flow in can be intimidating.  Not everyone is the best at going around to friends, or even strangers, and getting them to donate for nothing in return. The New York Times Sunday Review had an interesting Op-Ed this past weekend by Arthur C. Brooks on the many benefits of fundraising to the fundraiser personally: “Charitable giving improves…

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Wear Purple for COTS COTS Instagram Contest #purple4cots Nov. 14 – Dec. 12 Help raise awareness during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week by wearing PURPLE for COTS. Take picture, and then post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #purple4cots to be entered into a contest for cool prizes. Be sure to visit the COTS “Instagram Contest” tab on Facebook (facebook/cotsonline) to vote for your favorite pictures. Tent City Nov. 15-18,…

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When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 Where: FlynnSpace, 147 Main St. Burlington, VT 05401 Tickets: $40 until 10/31/13 (includes $15 additionaldonation), $25 after Halloween. Buy Tickets Now Details: The event is a fundraiser for COTS. After expenses, all money raised will be donated to COTS. In order to maximize the benefit to COTS, tickets will be sold for $40 until Halloween and will drop to $25 on Nov. 1, 2013. The…

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WILLISTON, VT – For the third year in a row, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool have teamed up to help provide warm, Merino wool socks and much-needed support to Vermont’s homeless population in preparation for the state’s colder months. From September 5-8, Lenny’s is offering 25% off socks during the 3rd Annual Charity Sock Sale. With every pair of Darn Tough and Smartwool socks sold during…

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Champlain College Convocation, August 23, 2013 COTS Executive Director Rita Markley’s keynote address (Champlain College has honored Rita with the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award.) I am so honored to receive this award and be here with you today. (And what a great occasion excuse to wear these fabulous oversized sunglasses. Just in case you’re wondering, I did not inherit these from Jackie Onassis. I know how rumors get started so…

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Calling All Fashionistas In case you haven’t heard, there is an exciting local fashion show coming to Burlington this weekend. Come see the spectacle, sway to the sounds, savor the sips and snacks…yes, it will be that good. Vermont-based designers will show their work, local musicians will provide the soundtrack, and you can be right in the middle of it all, watching the wonders unfold before your very eyes. But…

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