Posts Tagged ‘Volunteers’

COTS hosted its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 27, at the First Congregational Church of Burlington. The event is an opportunity to honor the extraordinary contributions by volunteers, community partners and local businesses that support COTS work to end homelessness. The recipients were chosen for their outstanding service and commitment to assist and advocate for our neighbors struggling with homelessness or those who are marginally housed….

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COTS hosted its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Oct. 23 at the First Congregational Church of Burlington. The event is an opportunity to honor the extraordinary contributions by volunteers, community partners and local businesses that support COTS work to end homelessness. The recipients were chosen for their outstanding service and commitment to assist and advocate for our neighbors struggling with homelessness or those who are marginally housed. The honorees for…

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We would like to say thank you to two of our most dedicated volunteers and board members, including our longest-serving board member, ever: Joyce Hagan and Mike New. Joyce Hagan served on the COTS Board from 1996-2002, and again from 2005 until retiring from the Board today. In that time, she has been Chair of the COTS Board, volunteered on just about every board committee, including her incredible help on…

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When COTS launched the #172vt Campaign, it was designed to be a call to action. And, boy, was it! From across the community, students answered the call to help children who were facing the crisis of homelessness. They did so in creative and different ways – from a concert at The Spot, to lemonade stands and car washes, from Catchy Cards at farmers’ markets, to collection drives. Their efforts were…

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The COTS Walk is almost here! There is still time to register — and walk-ins are absolutely welcome. (Walk donations appreciated, too.) Check in for the Walk begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Battery Park in Burlington. The 3-mile Walk kicks off at 2 p.m., winding around downtown Burlington before returning to Battery Park for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. New this year, we have a special awareness project with Gardener’s…

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Thank you to everyone who joined at our Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast!  It was so inspiring to be in a room filled with so many people dedicated to service and volunteerism.  For those of you who we not able to attend, here are some highlights and a list of our winners. Key Note Address: On Being Homeless…Our Story by Lori Giannuzzi  Award Winners: Business Hero: Jason Fitzgerald & Dee…

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The Wilma Rayta Volunteer of the Year Award is given each year in memory of longtime COTS supporter, Wilma Rayta. Wilma is the only person in COTS history to be honored twice with the Volunteer of the Year award for unquestioning commitment and hard work. This honor is one of the most difficult to decide because we have so many generous and dedicated volunteers who make it possible for COTS…

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The Governor’s Service Awards, honoring Vermonters who are dedicated to helping their communities, took place on Friday and coincided with AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary.  Overall, it was a day full of joy, appreciation, and dedication to service. Dealer.com: Winner Governor’s Service Award in Corporate category Dealer.com has been incredibly supportive in the COTS mission.  Since our partnership began three years ago, Dealer has been a corporate sponsor of our COTS Walk…

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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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Parents can appreciate the challenges of getting your children to make healthy eating choices – from costs, to creative cooking, to ultra-picky eaters. Sometimes, it’s a difficult to simply get a family meal together. Kathrine Mansfield is a VYDC AmeriCorps member, serving in COTS children’s programs this year. Her service mission is to help improve nutrition and wellness for children experiencing homelessness. And, she thought one way she could achieve…

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