All that COTS is able to provide to those affected by hardship is made possible through the support you show the movement.
Here is how you can help:
COTS accepts donations of clothes, shoes, sleeping bags, blankets, new under garments and sanitary items. Every one of these donations is sorted and given directly to someone in need. Due to storage and hygiene purposes, food donations are welcome only in the lead up to an event.
All of these donations are able to be dropped off or can happily be collected by a team member. Please contact us if you have items that are ready to be donated.
Monetary donations are accepted. COTS has no paid staff meaning 100% of your donation is directly put into the movement, supporting those who need it most. Every cent makes a difference and helps keep us going! Please contact us if you would like to make a donation.
DONATE YOUR TIME
COTS is constantly seeking volunteers! The best way to get involved with COTS is to come along to one of our events. We host weekly Street Runs in Melbourne and annual Winter and Christmas events. Stay updated across all of our social media. If we have not landed in your city yet, let us know! We would love to come and hit the streets in your backyard.
SHOP COTS APPAREL
All of the proceeds from COTS apparel help us help more people! A win-win way of helping; put forward a donation and receive your very own COTS apparel in return.
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
SPREAD THE WORD
Often underrated, spreading the word has in fact proven to be more beneficial in spreading the COTS movement than anything else. Tell your family, friends, colleagues and children about us! By doing so, not only are you giving them the chance to be apart of COTS too, but you are raising awareness about the serious, and close to home, issue of homelessness. Share with others an encounter you have had with someone on the streets to help in breaking down society’s stigma against those who are affected.
Share our posts via social media and always remember to tag @christmasonthestreets as well as #cots and #homelessnothopeless so that we can see your awesome involvement too!
INVITE COTS TO COME TO YOU
COTS is available for guest speaking (at schools, universities, work places, youth programs, community events, shelters etc.) and collaborations. If you would like COTS to be apart of your next event or you're looking for an organisation to collaborate with, let us know! We'd love to get in touch with you!
REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU CONTRIBUTE AND GET INVOLVED, THANK YOU! EVERYTHING MAKES A DIFFERENCE AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOU. THANK YOU FOR WANTING TO BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER AND WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.