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$2,000
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$4,047
Raised so far

202 % to goal

THE COMMITTEE ON TEMPORARY SHELTER

2012 COTS Walk Burlington, Vermont

Donations as of November 25, 2014:

$440.00 Raised Offline
$3,607.00 Raised Online
$4,047.00 Total Raised

Rita Markley's Page

Hey there,

  This year I have signed on as a Challenge Walker with the goal of raising $2,000.

At no time in COTS history have we ever served so many homeless children. During October,  the start of the school year, there were 141 homeless students in Chittenden County.  That's a sharp increase from the previous fall when the number was 63.

The funds we raise for the  COTS Walk provide a wide range of support to those  who are homeless or at imminent risk of losing their homes.  In addition to play groups and art activities for children, we offer job groups, help with budgeting and housing searches for adults.  We  often serve as the bridge betweem school and families when parents are overwhelmed by the enormity of their challenges.  .  

Even more, COTS Prevention Fund is a vital lifeline for those who have fallen behind on their rent.  Last year, this resource helped to avert homelessness for 300 households in our communtiy.

 I know  too well how many people we had to turn away this past year becasue we didn't have enough funds to help so many - families whose evictions coud have been avoided if we'd had more resources  to assist them..

 The math is as heartbreaking as it is simple: the more we raise, the more we can help.  The less we raise, the more we have to turn away.

Given the extraordinary number of people struggling right now to cover the high cost of housiing on very tight incomes, I'm hoping you will give as generously as you can. 

Every dollar we raise for the COTS Walk goes directly to support emergency services and homeless prevention. This is becuse we have generous sponsors who underwrite our event expenses. 

Thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page. 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. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

   Yours in the spirit of digging deep,  -Rita

Supporters

Comment Donation
Anon Anon We love COTS prevention programs!
$440.00*
Anonymous
$100.00
Anna Noonan Thanks for all that you do!
$50.00
Little & Cicchetti, P.C.
$100.00
Jim Rader
$50.00
Kathy Markley Way to talk the talk and walk the walk...
$100.00
Jerry O'Neill and Giuliana Robertson You make it work for those who need COTS' help.
$500.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Jenny Engle Good for you, Rita -- I'll be there in spirit.
$50.00
Mary Powell Rita, you are the best. Thanks for all you do!!
$100.00
Tiffany Bluemle and Liz Shayne Go girl!
$75.00
Amy Hamme showing up and beating your goal - GO RITA!
$50.00
Anonymous You are the best Rita!
$25.00
Northern Benefits
$150.00
Tammy Santamore Thanks for all the you do!
$25.00
Elaine McCrate
$100.00
Betsy Davis and Mary Rutherford you go girl!!
$150.00
Barb Grimes Spiderman will be with you.
$50.00
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill Thank you Rita!
$250.00
Shelley Richardson Thanks, Rita -- you're inspiring!
$141.00
Barbara Rachelson Thank you for all you do to help end homelessness!
$50.00
kirby Thank you for all you do!
$50.00
Show Me the Biscuit! Woof Woof
$100.00
Sophia Holder GO GIRL!
$100.00
Anonymous You go, girl!
$25.00
Anonymous Walk it, Rita!
$100.00
The Wheble-Moscovici Family Keep on walking!
$50.00
Leslee MacKenzie You are making such a difference!
$141.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Bill & Kate Schubart Run, Rita, Run
$50.00
Daryn Murphy & Melissa Gladski Go Rita!
$100.00
Nancy Owens and Donal Dugan
$300.00
Kurt Reichelt in memory of Clay Reichelt
$100.00
Rita Markley But of course....
$300.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$440
Raised Online
$3,607
Total Raised
$4,047