Other Ways to Give

Through these alternative avenues, you can make a lasting impact by leaving a legacy that ensures our vital programs and services continue to support those in need beyond immediate assistance.

Gifts of Stock

Transfer appreciated stocks or bonds as a gift. Under the right circumstances, you can deduct their full fair market value and avoid incurring capital gains tax. Talk to your financial advisor about the amount and timing of your gift, and give them the following information for transferring the security.

Electronic Certificates

Send electronic certificates to:

Charles Schwab and Company, Inc.
FBO Committee on Temporary Shelter
Account # 6163-8032
DTC # 0164, code 40
Tax ID # 03-0285606

Mail Physical Certificates

Mail physical certificates to:

Attn: Rebekah Mott
PO Box 1616
Burlington, VT 05402

Use registered mail, and remember to send your signed stock power transfer form in a separate envelope.

Drop-off Physical Certificates

Drop off physical certificates at:

95 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

Important: Please notify (or have your broker notify) COTS when you make a gift of stock.

Otherwise, we will not know who sent the gift. The wire transfer does not contain your name, so we need to hear from you in order to send you a receipt for your taxes purposes. You can reach us at info@cotsonline.org or 802-864-7402 or by mail or in person.

We encourage you to talk to your financial advisor about the implications of a stock gift on your tax situation.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers will match their employees’ charitable contributions or volunteer hours.

How To
  1. Ask your company if they have a matching gift program. Your HR representative will probably have the details.
  2. If your company uses an online portal for matching gifts, use that to submit your information. If your company uses a paper form, request a copy.
  3. Complete and sign the employee portion of the form, and send it and your gift to COTS.
  4. We’ll take care of the rest!
Submit by Mail

Mail the completed form to:

PO Box 1616
Burlington, VT 05402

Submit via Email

Email the completed form to:


Matching Gift Forms and Guidelines

Here are links to some employers’ matching gift forms and guidelines.

Memorials and Tributes

Dedicate a gift in memory of someone or in honor of them.

Use any of the giving methods (online, mail, or phone), and include a note with their name and the address of where to send acknowledgement.

To speak with COTS about the honored person’s story or to ask questions, contact Development Director Rebekah Mott at 802-864-7402 x 204 or rebekahm@cotsonline.org