Thursday - May 16th, 2013
No child deserves to be homeless, and yet every day, over 20 children call Carpenter’s Shelter home. Beginning May 17 and carrying through the month of June, we will be collecting baby supplies to help provide our youngest residents with everything they need to live a happy, healthy life. Start a neighborhood collection or make a donation today. Please note: We are only accepting NEW items.
Double Strollers (no single please)
Educational Toys (6 and under)
Diapers Size 3-5
If you have any questions about donating, please contact Courtney Bishop (703) 548-7500 x205 or CourtneyBishop@CarpentersShelter.org
Wednesday - May 1st, 2013
The 11th Annual Carpenter’s Cook-Off was held on Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 11 to 3PM, at The Birchmere Music Hall. Foodie & The Beast (1500AM/WTOP) kicked off the afternoon broadcasting live during set up with chefs from The Majestic, Alexandria Cupcake, BRABO, and Cheesetique. Twenty three of the area’s best restaurants offered samples of their finest food to a packed house of 650 attendees. Thanks to the support of the community, Carpenter’s Shelter raised over $90,000 toward ending homelessness in Alexandria.
A panel of celebrity judges including: Kate Michael, Miss DC 2006, local celebrity chef Will Artley, Jeff Goldberg of ABC7/WJLA and Cori Sue Morris of the popular DC Blog, Bitches Who Brunch awarded three tasting awards. The Majestic won Best Appetizer for She Crab Soup, Pork Barrel BBQ won Best Entrée for their Ribs and BRABO won Best Dessert for the second year in a row for their Strawberry Rhubarb Tart. Chef Overmiller of the Majestic also won the People’s Choice Award for the third year in a row.