Events

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Friday - November. 07, 2014

Each year, many struggling families look to Carpenter’s Shelter for help with the holidays. Our Community Case Managed clients receive bountiful items to prepare a delightful meal for their families at home. Carpenter’s Shelter relies entirely on donations from the local community to provide this needed assistance.

Donations will be accepted from November 7 to November 21.

 

Donations needed:

Boxes of Stuffing
Cans of cranberry sauce
Large cans of gravy
Macaroni and cheese
Corn bread mix
Flour/cornmeal
Canned/powdered milk
Canned fruit
Sugar
Cake mix
Icing
Vegetable oil
Aluminum roasting pans
Ziplock bags
Grocery store gift cards

 

For more information, please contact Liz Salter.

Generous Donor

Thursday - November. 13, 2014

On Thursday November 13 at 6:00pm we will be hosting an event honoring our generous donors. The event will take place at the Principle Gallery located at 208 King St. in Alexandria. Light refreshments will be served. Check your mail box in the coming weeks for an invitation!

Run for Shelter Packet Pickup

Friday - November. 21, 2014

Packets will be available on Friday, November 21st from 11:30am-7:00pm at the Carpenter’s Shelter (930 N. Henry St.). You can also pick up your packet the morning of the race starting at 7:00am inside the USPTO Madison Building (600 Dulany Street).

Run for Shelter Promotion: Farmer’s Market

Friday - November. 21, 2014

To promote the Run For Shelter event coming up on November 22, we are looking for two volunteers for each market to walk around and hand out postcards.   It’s a really fun, easy way to promote the shelter and we are looking for volunteers to fill all of the openings below.   This is also a great way to get friends or family involved so if you are interested in bringing someone else, let us know!

To sign up, please click here!

Note: Volunteers will stop by the shelter ahead of time to pick up shirts and postcards (930 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA, 22314)

Run for Shelter Promotion: Metro

Friday - November. 21, 2014

Volunteers are needed to hand out postcards to help promote Carpenter’s Shelters Run for Shelter 5k/10k/Fun Run at local metro stations!

The Run for Shelter benefits the Carpenter’s Shelter and is an event dedicated to ending homelessness in the DC area. Volunteers are needed from 5 pm-7 pm and this is a great opportunity for all volunteers including kids and teenagers. Volunteers can pick up postcards from the Carpenter’s Shelter (930 North Henry Street) prior to their shift.

To sign up, please click here!

Run for Shelter Promotion: Metro

Friday - November. 21, 2014

Volunteers are needed to hand out postcards to help promote Carpenter’s Shelters Run for Shelter 5k/10k/Fun Run at local metro stations!

The Run for Shelter benefits the Carpenter’s Shelter and is an event dedicated to ending homelessness in the DC area. Volunteers are needed from 5 pm-7 pm and this is a great opportunity for all volunteers including kids and teenagers. Volunteers can pick up postcards from the Carpenter’s Shelter (930 North Henry Street) prior to their shift.

To sign up, please click here!

Run for Shelter 2014

Saturday - November. 22, 2014

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Ready, set, Run for Shelter! Run for Shelter will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at 8am just steps from the US PTO Madison Building on Eisenhower Ave. in Alexandria, VA. This 5K, 10K, and 1 mile Fun Run is perfect for all skill levels and ages.

We are currently offering early bird registration for only $30 from now until September 30th! All proceeds go to benefit the shelter and our clients. Last year’s race was a huge success and we want this year to be bigger and better than ever.

We’ll continue to bring you updates regularly as we get closer to November 22nd. For now, click the button below and join the race to end homelessness!

Check out our Run for Shelter website for course and registration information.

Click here to see photos from last year’s race!

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Circle of Hope: Thanksgiving Basket Stuffing

Saturday - November. 22, 2014

Following our Run for Shelter race, our Circle of Hope members will be stuffing Thanksgiving baskets for our community case managed clients. These baskets are a great way to relieve the financial stress that the holidays often bring.

The event will take place on November 22nd at 9:30am, immediately following the race. Please note that this event is for Circle of Hope members only. For more information please email Meghan Hendy.

If you are interested in becoming a Circle of Hope member, please click here.

 

Young Philanthropists Open House

Tuesday - December. 02, 2014

Carpenter’s Shelter is introducing our newest giving circle, Young Philanthropists. Young Philanthropists offers a unique opportunity to become involved in some of Carpenter’s Shelter volunteer and networking opportunities such as service days, happy hours, and a way to connect with like minded individuals.

The goal of Young Philanthropists is to harness the energy, enthusiasm, and creativity of young professionals to draw attention to and put an end to homelessness in the Alexandria area. There are countless opportunities available for each member to not only get involved with our established programs and yearly fundraising events, but to also connect with community members and make an impact in the lives of those working towards breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Prospective members ages 18 to 35 are encouraged to give an annual donation of $250, which can be broken up into monthly payments. This annual donation not only opens up new philanthropic doors for you, but also contributes to the success of Carpenter’s mission.

Young Philanthropists is still growing! Join us on December 2nd when we will be hosting an open house for all potential members. The open house will include a tour of Carpenter’s and hearing first hand from our clients about how our services have impacted them.

If you’re thinking about signing up, your first call to action is to bring your friends to the open house!

To RSVP please click here, and for more information please click here.

Community Open House

Monday - December. 15, 2014

On Monday, December 15th at 6:00pm, Carpenter’s Shelter will be hosting an open house event for the community. This is a great opportunity for community members and new volunteers to tour the shelter and get more information about our services.

Carpenter’s staff will take visitors on a guided tour of our facility including the kitchen, residential space, and David’s Place. Attendees will get to meet some of our clients and hear first-hand about their struggles with homelessness and how Carpenter’s Shelter is helping them on their road to independence.

Refreshments will be provided. Children are welcome at this event. For more information, please contact Meghan Hendy.

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