Take the Challenge

A Challenge Walker individual agrees to raise $1,000 or more, or a Challenge Team agrees to raise $2,500 or more for COTS to support shelter and services for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

An anonymous donor has generously donated $15,000 as a matching grant for all Challenge Walker donations. So, your Walk efforts go even further when you agree to take the challenge.

Why should I take the Challenge?

  • Prevent a family from becoming homeless: $1,000 is the average amount it takes to help a family stay in their home
  • Learn more about homelessness and how COTS implements innovative solutions to end the crisis
  • Raise critical money to provide shelter, prevention relief and support services
  • Challenge Walker teams receive public recognition in the COTS newsletter, on the COTS website, and at the Annual Meeting

Challenge Walker (Individual) Opportunities

  • Receive COTS logo gear – past gifts include COTS branded waterbottles, windbreakers, fleeces, sweaters, bags, etc.
  • Receive a Challenge Walker bandana.

Challenge Business Opportunities

  • The COTS Walk is a great team-building activity
  • Promote the event to your staff and clients
  • Become a Walk sponsor
  • Match your employee Walk donations
  • Add our logo to your website to spotlight your volunteerism
  • Business Challenge teams receive digital copies of professionaly taken team photographs
  • Sign up to volunteer at a COTS program

Challenge School Opportunities

  • Recruit your friends and classmates for your team!
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Fulfill community service requirements
  • Enhance your school transcript and college applications
  • Upon request, students who organize teams receive a letter of commendation from the COTS Board of Directors