Campus of Change

Ending Homelessness in the Fox Valley

Campus of Change

Our Campus of Change Campaign will help our facilities to become a true “home” for our residents while providing them with the life skills they need to become independent. Our planned improvements will be made over the next two years, and are focused on giving our residents the sense of dignity that comes from being a part of their own solution.

The Campus of Change will include:

  • Replacing our 62-year-old HVAC system
  • Electrical updates
  • Plumbing updates
  • Improvements to residents bedrooms (“Designers of Hope”)
  • Kitchen upgrades (“Chefs of Success”)
  • Improved community spaces (“Builders of Community”)

This campaign instills a sense of pride in residents as they become champions of their own buildings, their home at COTS, developing skills both as individuals and as a team. They will develop home improvement skills in a non-judgemental environment, teaching self-reliance. As we work together with our residents to improve the physical conditions of our buildings, we are able to connect and focus on emotional issues of our residents.

To learn more, download the Campus of Change brochure and giving levels or contact Anne at

Thank you to the following donors who are making our “Campus of Change” possible:

Architects of Transformation

Bergstrom Automotive
Fox Cities Stadium Charitable Fund
Home Depot Foundation
J. J. Keller Foundation
U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation
Water-Right Charitable Fund

Chefs of Success

Andrew and Lyssa Schmidt
Bill and Jackie Wernimont

Designers of Hope

American National Bank
John and Bianca Anderla
Auto Owners Insurance
Calvary Bible Church
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Bill Fielder
Great Northern Corp
Hartwig Family Foundation
Kolosso Toyota
Jim Malczewski
Ken Romenesko
Cindy and Randy Sahotsky
Tom and Andrea Tatlock
Pete Thielen
Lisa & Ron Thiry
Clarence Wallace Memorial
Widener Family Fund

Associated Bank
Capital Credit Union
Faith Technologies

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