Candlelight Vigil

Remember Those Lost To Homelessness

In 2022, the COTS annual candlelight vigil took place on December 21. It was held in front of Burlington City Hall. It was the same day as the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, and also National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. The candlelight vigil is held on this day to honor those who have died while homeless.

We hope that you’ll join us this year to remember those that were lost in the past year. The event takes place outside of city hall so participants are encouraged to dress warmly. Candles will be provided, along with hot chocolate. If you are unable to join us in person, we invite you instead to light a candle on this night and remember those who have faced the crisis of homelessness amid the pandemic.

2023 Candlelight Vigil

In honoring these individuals, we remember the hardship they encountered and strengthen our determination to influence change within our broken system.

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There are many ways to get involved and help end homelessness, and together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.

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