Answer the Call

The COTS Phonathon is our oldest fundraiser. Each year, the week after Thanksgiving, staff and volunteers call past COTS supporters and ask them to consider a gift to COTS again this year. The Phonathon is one of our most important fundraisers and is vital to the services COTS provides.

With the support of the community and our amazing sponsors, we were able to reach our 2022 fundraising goal of $250,000. Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered, donated, and contributed to the Phonathan this year – we couldn’t do it without you!

You can read about last year's Phonation for more details.

COTS 2022 Phonathon

Save the Date!

2023: November 27 - 30

Get Involved

Registration for this year's Phonathon hasn't opened yet. Please check back later this fall to join the event!


The Difference a Dollar Makes

Covers the cost of an ID, which is needed to apply for housing.
Covers four nights of emergency shelter at the Waystation for single adults.
Covers the average cost of moving and storage.
Covers the average utility assistance payment.
Is the average financial assist needed to help households avoid eviction.

Media Sponsors

Thank you to our media sponsor, 98.9 WOKO with support from M&T Bank!