Posts Tagged ‘Thank you’

You may remember that we launched our #172vt campaign, an effort to raise awareness about the 172 homeless children in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties, in March.  The campaign was also a call to action for students in our community to get involved and stand in solidarity with their peers who may be quietly struggling with homelessness.  The Champlain Elementary School Choir took this call to heart.   On May…

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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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For the past 17 years, City Market has held a COTS Tree Sale to benefit Burlington’s Committee on Temporary Shelter. This year, City Market once again sold fresh balsams from Moffatt’s Tree Farm in Craftsbury, Vermont. The Co-op sold 656 trees from Wednesday, December 3 through Thursday, December 11 and the net proceeds were all donated to COTS. City Market staff, Co-op Members, and community volunteers assisted customers with trees…

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We are consistently amazed by the efforts of our community partners to create a healthier, more equitable Vermont. One of which, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation(VEIC), is developing and implementing a 4-phase employeeengagement program called LEAD.  As an organization with a love of acronyms, LEAD stands for “Learn, Engage, Act and Discuss”.  Each of the 4 phases is defined below: Learn – TED Talks, Speakers, Videos, Books, Articles Engage – Facilitated…

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If you’ve been keeping up with any of our online platforms, you know that we love donations. Right now our biggest needs are pillows, pillow cases, bath towels, blankets, and sheets in twin or full size.  Plus, we always need new and unopened toiletries – shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion, razors, tooth brushes*, and baby wipes. Oh wait, what’s that? You’d like to help?  Thank you so much, that’s wonderful. …

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We are thrilled to announce that our longtime volunteer Howard Longway has won a United Way 2014 Building Blocks Award in the “income” category. Howard began volunteering and making in-kind donations to the community at Canal Street Veterans Housing when the program first opened in February 2011. Howard is passionate about assisting veterans in need. His generous support and volunteer service have helped many Canal Street veterans return to financial…

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Eating well can be a challenge regardless of income bracket. Anyone who has ever been on a budget knows that finding affordable produce can be an especially difficult task. Thanks to the Intervale Gleaning and Food Rescue, the Daystation has been able to serve fresh vegetables every day to our clients.  We serve lunch at the Daystation, 365 days a year, as a part of the services we provide for…

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This year’s Coolest Lunch was a blast! We had 130 online reservations plus walk-ins and raised over $3,000!  Groups of students, coworkers, and friends ventured into the nippy outdoors and did their part to raise awareness for those who face exposure to the elements all day long. Cheer and good spirits were high among participants.  The food was donated by the restaurants allowing 100% of proceeds to go straight towards helping fund homeless services and programs during…

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2012 Phonathon Coincides with #GivingTuesday This is a fun and engaging annual event in which volunteers call COTS supporters to thank them for their past donations and ask them to consider a gift again this holiday season.  And it also happens to coincide perfectly with #GivingTuesday. Everyone loves a great deal, which is why shopping extravaganzas like Black Friday and  Cyber Monday generate so much revenue, so why not help…

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