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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…

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…

ALEXANDRIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2015 BUSINESS AWARDS

Each year, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honors businesses and organizations that work to create economic growth for the community, are innovativ…

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE – 8/25/15

On Tuesday, August 25th at 6:00 p.m. Carpenter’s Shelter will be hosting an Open House. This one-hour information session and tour is a great opport…

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

On Tuesday, June 30th at 6:00 p.m. Carpenter’s Shelter will be hosting an Open House. This is a great opportunity for community members and new volu…

DO MORE 24 – 2015

On Thursday, June 4th the United Way of the National Capital Area is hosting Do More 24, a 24-hour online fundraising event that encourages everyone t…

COCKTAILS AND CANNED GOODS

Please join us for a Cocktails and Canned Goods party on Tuesday, May 19 from 7-9 pm at the home of Carrie and Josh Keene. It will be a fun garden par…

SHANNON STEENE JOINS CARPENTER’S SHELTER AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

April 2, 2015 – Carpenter’s Shelter Board of Directors announced today that Shannon Steene will join Carpenter’s Shelter as its new Executiv…

2015 MARINE CORPS MARATHON

Carpenter’s Shelter has secured race bibs for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon on October 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Join #TeamCarpenters and h…

SPRING2ACTION 2015

Help us raise money for Carpenter’s Shelter on April 22, 2015 as part of Alexandria’s Giving Day, Spring2ACTion! Here’s how you can get involved…

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

On Thursday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. Carpenter’s Shelter will be hosting an Open House. This is a great opportunity for community members and new vo…

BOARD SPOTLIGHT: LOUISE ROSEMAN

We recently spoke with Louise Roseman When did you get involved with Carpenter’s Shelter? I joined the CS Education Committee about a decade …

CIRCLE OF HOPE: BOWLING & VALENTINES

On Friday, February 13th, Carpenter’s Circle of Hope is getting together for a bowling party to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Circle of Hope is a giv…

READY TO RENT

We realize that there is a stigma attached to the word homeless. Many people often associate that word with being unreliable, irresponsible, and n…

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: ISAAC BELL

We recently spoke with Isaac Bell, our Operations Manager about his time at Carpenter’s Shelter. What are your job responsibilities? I am tas…