The COTS Phonathon is our oldest fundraiser. Each year volunteers call past supporters to ask for support. Join us in supporting the homeless community by participating. Together, we can make a difference!

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!

Donate to the Phonathon

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Take the 10 for $10 challenge! 

Can you take the pledge to email, text, call, DM, FB message, Tweet, Snap, or walkie talkie 10 friends and ask for a $10 gift of support for COTS? You can do this anytime in the week leading up to Thanksgiving, and until the end of December.

Please submit a form for each of your 10 for $10 friends after you make your ask for a $10 gift of support for COTS. These form submissions will help us keep track of the progress of our volunteers participating in the 10 for $10 Phone-a-Friend challenge!

Important! Please share this unique link when asking for donations so we can track all 10 for $10 Phone-a-Friend gifts.

If 100 volunteers receive $10 from 10 friends, we will raise $10,000! Please make your asks anytime in the week leading up to Thanksgiving through the end of December.

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.


Thank you to our matching grant sponsor, New England Federal Credit Union, and our media sponsor, 98.9 WOKO.