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Kitchen Magicians

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 by

As Virginia Woolf said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”  This month residents shared the kitchen with volunteers and longtime friends of COTS Lynn Van Zeeland & Mary Harp-Jirschele, during our Turkey Cook Off. This event engaged… Read More

Cooking Up Independence

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 by

Volunteer teaches residents how to make easy, delicious meals The group peers into the cupboard, almost overwhelmed by the possibilities. “OK, what do we want to make today?” says Sarah, COTS volunteer. Voices chime in with different ideas and preferences, and they ultimately decide to… Read More

Meal Minister Cooks up Fun

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 by

Pernilla Werninger has been a Meal Minister for COTS for around two years. She heard about COTS after running into a neighbor who was a Meal Minister. Being a Meal Minister appeals to her because she is able to “do something nice for someone who… Read More

Campus of Change

Posted on May 19, 2016 by

New Campaign Transforms COTS into a True Home This year, COTS launched a campaign to transform our facilities into a place of healing and new beginnings. Our Campus of Change Campaign helps our facilities become “home” for our residents who are working on life skills… Read More

The Ingredients of Success

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 by

Cooking class of COTS reveals inner strength of residents  “I’d been wanting to do volunteering, but I didn’t know what to do,” explains Mary Kay Maigatter, COTS volunteer. She knew that she wanted to do something hands-on, but didn’t know where to start. At a… Read More

“Greatest Possible Impact”

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 by

Pierce Manufacturing team teaches residents how to be effective job seekers Hands shot up around the room as eager residents asked questions about job seeking that they had always wondered about. Throughout August and October, volunteers from the marketing department at Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh… Read More

COTS Honors Meal Ministers at Chili Cook-Off

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 by

Monday, September 21st marked COTS’ second annual chili cook-off to thank our wonderful Meal Ministers, who graciously prepare home-cooked meals for individuals residing at COTS every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the year. Meal Ministers attending this special event were greeted by the overwhelming gratitude… Read More

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