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Comic Relief- A benefit for COTS

$5 Student (with ID)
$10/$15 Day Of
ALL AGES ** Adult Content

Comic Relief – A Benefit for COTS was first produced by Vermont comedian Kathleen Kanz in 2013. The idea for comedians to perform to raise money and awareness for the homeless began in 1986 when comedians Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg hosted the first ever “Comic Relief USA”. Comic Relief – A Benefit for COTS is committed to assisting COTS (the Committee On Temporary Shelter) to inspire and mobilize people to raise money and awareness in order to assist individuals and families that are struggling to find a foothold. You may donate or volunteer with COTS at any time,

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) 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. They believe in the value and dignity of every human life, that housing is a fundamental human right, and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness. The story of COTS began in 1982 when a group of concerned community members and organizations came together to address the needs of the growing homeless population in Burlington. On Christmas Eve 1982 they opened the doors, offering overnight shelter in the Sara Holbrook Community Center for adults without homes. COTS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. COTS is also an organization banded together by people like you. They would welcome your participation, energy and creativity. You would find it was time well spent.