Just before Christmas, Cota & Cota’s Green Street office collected three big boxes of non-perishable food for Our Place food shelf & drop-in center in Bellows Falls. The winter months can be harder than others for local families and Our Place provides many helpful services including a food shelf and warm meals.
We were joined by our local celebrity, recently crowned Miss Vermont USA 2017, Madison Cota! The Cota & Cota family is very proud of and excited for her journey in 2017. You can follow her journey on facebook!
(Pictured above: Casey Cota sharing the Ken Cota Gift of Warmth story)
We enjoy attending the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer every year. It is a wonderful way for local businesses and organizations to celebrate the holidays while meeting others who are also working hard to better their community. We like to take this occasion every year to give away 200 gallons of heating fuel in honor of Ken Cota.
Our long standing family tradition is to “Pay it Forward”, especially during the holidays which can be a struggle for many. The Gift of Warmth is awarded to a chamber member who then needs to select a family or organization in their community who may be facing challenges and just needs a little help to make it through the winter and overcome those challenges.
This year we would like congratulate Sabine Rhyne from the Brattleboro Food Co-op!
In the spirit of “Paying it Forward”, Sabine is now responsible for finding someone who could use a little extra help this winter to pass the fuel along to.
Do you know someone who could use the extra help? Listen to 96.7 WTSA FM in Brattleboro, or 953 and 1071 The Wolf in the Upper Valley to find out how to nominate someone to receive 100 gallons of fuel!
Last year a caring community member called in and offered to donate another 100 gallons of fuel!
Learn more about the history of Ken Cota’s Gift of Warmth
(Pictured above: Casey Cota with Gift of Warmth winner, Sabine Rhyne)