COTS Tree Sale

Please note that all the COTS Trees have been sold! 

Our 21st Annual COTS Tree Sale starts Wednesday, December 5, 2018! We'll once again be selling fresh, local balsams from Moffatt’s Tree Farm in Craftsbury, Vermont for $35 each (all sizes) at our Downtown location.

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.

New this year: Buy a Tree, Plant a Tree!

When you buy a COTS tree from City Market at this year’s tree sale, the Intervale Center will plant a tree for you somewhere in Vermont! Your tree will be planted in the spring of 2019. Every year, the Conservation Nursery, a program of the Intervale Center, plants 30,000 Vermont-grown, native trees and shrubs along rivers and streams throughout the state. Your tree will live for decades, providing habitat for animals, reducing erosion, filtering pollutants before they reach waterways, and sequestering carbon.

We Need Volunteers!

A successful tree sale takes dozens and dozens of volunteers to tie trees to cars, unload trees on delivery days, and assist customers.

If you are a City Market Member Worker (who has already attended a Member Worker orientation), you will receive credit for your volunteer hours. Please sign up for a shift (or several!) to work the Tree Sale here.  If you have any questions, please contact Liz Jarvis, City Market's Membership Manager at ljarvis@citymarket.coop or at 861-9707.

 sign up for 2018 COTS tree sale shifts

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:

  • $18.50 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 45 people per day.
  • $50 pays for anew backpack and school supplies for a child in their family shelters.
  • Provided service to 90 familes, some of whom were also in shelter 
  • In the past year, 51 families stayed at the Main Street or Firehouse family shelters, including 78 children. 

After the 2017 sale, City Market staff presented a check totaling $10,500 to COTS Director of Development & Communications, Becky Holt. This year marked the 20th Annual Tree Sale to benefit COTS, bringing the total donation to over $136,000. If you missed the tree sale and would like to donate to COTS, please visit them online at www.COTSonline.org/how-you-can-help.