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Will you help us ______ this story?

Many of you may have already seen the Carpenter's Shelter mad lib in your mailbox. This holiday season we ask you to fill in this story and consider h…

One BIG Impact

Carpenter's Shelter is going to have a big day on Saturday, Nov. 18th! Not only will we be hosting Run for Shelter, our annual 5K, 10K and Fun Run, bu…

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Carpenter's Shelter is kicking off our annual canned food drive! Each year, Carpenter's Shelter gives out 60 Thanksgiving baskets to shelter graduate…

Successful Back to School Car Wash!

Boy Scout Jonathan Nearman was part of many car wash fundraisers while on his high school track team. But today, he planned and managed his own car wa…

Volunteer Appreciation and Service Award Winners

Carpenter's Shelter relies on the commitment of more than 1,000 volunteers each year to keep the shelter up and running. From preparing and serving me…

Alternative Giving

Warm scarves and seasonal sweaters are great gifts for your loved ones, but why not give them a gift that will make them feel warm from the inside out…

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Each year, many struggling families look to Carpenter’s Shelter for help during the holidays. Our shelter residents are served a wonderful Thanksgiv…

Updated In-Kind Donations Policy

We have made some changes to our In-Kind Donation Policy. These updates are to ensure we are stewarding donations to the best of our ability as well…

You’ve made our April!

Wow! You made Spring2ACTion and our 14th annual Cook-Off successful events once again! Thank you for supporting Carpenter's Shelter. In just one week,…

Spring2ACTion: What if we all gave on one day?

Imagine that you are homeless and have struggled for many years to find stability and a place that gives you some feeling of permanence. Carpenter's S…

Top 5 Things You Learn During a Blizzard

Whether you called it Jonas or #Snowzilla, this past weekend’s storm packed a punch! Amid it, we found out a few things that happen at Carpenter’s…

Share-A-Haircut Day

You know that feeling you have when you have a new haircut? Yeah, we do too. For many of our residents who are job searching, a fresh haircut can give…

Community Partner Spotlight- Dr. Jessica Hill

It’s nice to have talented friends. Carpenter’s Shelter is fortunate to have many, including Dr. Jessica Hill of Alexandria Family Dental.Dr. Hill…

New Law Makes Donating Even Easier!

Last Friday, Congress made charitable giving even sweeter. The PATH Act, now permanent law, allows individuals age 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $1…

Alternative Giving

Warm scarves and seasonal sweaters are great gifts for your loved ones, but why not give them a gift that will make them feel warm from the inside out…

Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

Represent Carpenter’s Shelter and welcome Santa to town by walking in the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade on Saturday, December 5th. The parade will …