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GIFT CARD RE-GIFT

Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to sift through your pile of gifts. Every year we get presents that we absolutely love, and those…

A HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM MATT SHELDON

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GUEST BLOG: A GIVING HEART

This blog post was originally published on the Faithful Traveler Blog. I am blessed that from a young age, giving back to the community has alw…

INTERNING AT CARPENTER’S SHELTER

Interning at Carpenter’s Shelter can be described in one word: rewarding. As the Communication and Design Intern, I have been with the shelter since…

ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN GIVE

The holiday season is often the busiest time of the year at Carpenter’s Shelter. During the winter months, we serve Alexandria’s chronically homel…

#GIVINGTUESDAY

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purp…

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…

CIRCLE OF HOPE THANKSGIVING BASKETS

Tomorrow morning, following our Run for Shelter race, our Circle of Hope members will be assembling baskets of generously donated food for our Com…

RUN FOR SHELTER UPDATES

The countdown is on, Run for Shelter is almost here! On November 22nd at 8am in front of the USPTO Madison building (600 Dulany St.) we will be hostin…

A FRIENDLY WAGER

A week ago today Carpenter’s Board member, Val Hawkins stood up at Volunteer Alexandria’s Evening in the Heart of Alexandria and accepted the Mari…

PANTRY DONATIONS

Once our clients have moved out of the shelter, they can participate in our Community Case Management (CCM) program which is a one year program that a…

CHLOE’S STORY

Chloe is a bright, cheery teenager with a smile that lights up the room. She has dreams of being a nurse and talks about going to college next year. S…

RUN FOR SHELTER – MR. FARMER

Like finishing a 10K, life can sometimes be difficult, challenging and present obstacles. It can be easy to hit the snooze button and not train in the…

OPEN HOUSE WRAP-UP

Last night, more than 35 community members attended our Open House and got a unique chance to tour the facility, learn about our programs, meet severa…

FALL INTO GIVING

On Monday Carpenter’s Shelter began participating in ACTion Alexandria’s Fall into Giving, a three week long donation drive. From now until Oct…

IMMANUEL CHURCH-ON-THE-HILL’S PUMPKIN PATCH

The crisp weather and changing leaves mean pumpkin picking season has arrived! Gather your friends and family for a trip to Immanuel Church-on-the-Hil…