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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…
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…
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 …
Eat at Overwood. End Homelessness.
You can support homeless individuals and families in our community by simply going out for lunch or dinner. For the entire month of November, when you…
2015 Non-Profit of the Year
Each year, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce hosts the Business Awards to honor local companies and organizations for their role in contributing to A…
Carpenter's Shelter serves over 750 homeless and formerly homeless children and adults each year.
90% of clients who continue on with our community case management program remain in permanent housing during their first year out of the shelter, which is a very vulnerable time