Thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page. I have accepted the Challenge to raise $1000 for COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter) at the COTS Walk on May 6th. In addition to providing emergency shelter to families and individuals who have lost their housing, COTS helps prevent homelessness.
COTS' Housing Resource Center (HRC), launched in July 2008, provides grants to stop eviction or foreclosure; budget management workshops; parenting classes; and links to other community resources. The HRC has a superb success rate. Of the households helped through June 2011, 816 were families -- 98% of those families have retained their housing.
Preventing homelessness maintains stability for everyone,especially schoolchildren, and it is cost-effective.This past year, the average prevention award was $800; the average security deposit grant was $657. By comparison a six-month stay in shelter can cost up to $10,000.
Please help COTS with your donation. Every dollar makes a difference for homeless families, individuals and veterans in our community.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to our fundraising efforts. Please forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Thank you so much for your support,