City Market, Onion River Co-op donates $8,500 to COTS

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City Market, Onion River Co-op donates $8,500 to COTS

Thu, 01/07/2010 - 11:07am -- tim

City Market, Onion River Co-op donated the proceeds from its 12th annual Holiday Tree sale to the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS). City Market staff presented the check totaling $8,500 to COTS Director of Development Kim Borsavage. The annual tree sale to benefit COTS has been held at the Co-op for the past 12 years, bringing the total donation to over $52,000.
“We are so grateful to City Market for this annual event, these are difficult times for many struggling Vermonters and the number of families turning to COTS for shelter has increased dramatically,” said Borsavage.  “The funds raised through the Holiday Tree Sale will go directly to providing a warm, safe refuge for those who have no place left to turn.”
City Market staff, Co-op members and community volunteers assisted customers with trees throughout the sale. The fresh, local trees were delivered from Moffatt’s Farm in Craftsbury and were sold for only $30. According to COTS, $18 covers a night of emergency shelter for an adult at the Waystation. $50 pays for new backpacks and school supplies for two children in their family shelters.
The Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with over 4,800 members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Located in downtown Burlington, Vermont, City Market provides a large selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and 1,700 Vermont-made products. Visit City Market, Onion River Co-op online at www.CityMarket.coop or call 802-861-9700.
 
Source: Onion River Co-op. Burlington, VT—January 7, 2008—