You need to be 18 to volunteer in one of COTS’ shelters, but there are many ways kids can help people get back into housing!


    • Write cards or draw pictures for our residents
    • Collect canned food for our kitchen

Elementary School

All of the above PLUS

    • Raise money for COTS through a bake sale, a carnival, a concert, a tournament or a play you put on
    • Save part of your allowance to give to COTS
    • Ask for donations to COTS instead of some birthday presents
    • Collect new socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and snacks; put them in bags with drawings or notes. You and an adult can drop them off at our Mary Isaak Center
    • Donate new school supplies
    • Write a letter to the editor expressing your concern that some people have no homes; tell people what you’re doing to help and ask them to take action, too.

High School

All of the above PLUS