COTS Tree Sale

All the trees have been sold for our 19th Annual  COTS Tree Sale! Thank you for your support of such a wonderful organization, and a huge thank you to our amazing Member Workers and Gail, our Tree Diva!

The Committee on Temporary Shelter provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. COTS advocates for long term solutions to end homelessness.

Paper Snowflake

Make your own paper snowflake to hang on your COTS Tree! Download and print out this activity sheet to get started.






According to COTS:

  • $20 covers food and a night of emergency shelter for an adult at the Waystation.
  • The Daystation, a daytime emergency shelter, is seeing an average of 35 people per day.
  • $50 pays for two new backpacks and school supplies for two children in their family shelters.
  • In the past year, 58 families stayed at the Main Street or Firehouse family shelters, including 87 children.

After the 2016 sale, City Market staff presented a check totaling $11,500 to COTS Director of Development & Communications, Becky Holt. The annual tree sale to benefit COTS has been held at the Co-op for the past 19 years, bringing the total donation to over $126,000. If you missed the tree sale and would like to donate to COTS, please visit them online at