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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: MELISSA ROBINSON

This week we spoke with Housing Resource Coordinator, Melissa Robinson about her experiences at Carpenter’s Shelter. How did your background pre…

BIRTHDAYS

As you can imagine, the stress of inconsistent housing can take a toll on our families. For many of them, finding the extra money to celebrate an occa…

JOB COACHING

Finding and maintaining employment can, at times, be a struggle for our clients. They often face an uphill battle due to an inconsistent employment hi…

BOARD OF DIRECTORS DINNER

Carpenter’s kitchen is run entirely by groups of volunteers. Each group comes up with the menu, purchases the food, prepares each meal, and cleans u…

SHOP OUR WISH LIST

Amazon is an invaluable resource for us at the shelter. It allows us to keep our donors up to date on our needs while giving them the ability to shop …

INTERN AT CARPENTER’S

Carpenter’s is currently recruiting applicants for our Development Internship. Our internship program offers real world, hands on experience, whi…

BACK TO SCHOOL

Fall is quickly approaching and with that comes a new school year. The children at Carpenter’s do not lead the same lives as their peers. Many are s…

FUNDRAISING WITH NANDO’S

Carpenter’s is excited to partner with Nando’s Peri-Peri (702 King St. in Alexandria, VA) on Thursday, July 31st for our first ever restaurant…

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR

This past weekend we hosted a community resource fair at the shelter. Our clients were able to get information and connect with various local busi…

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT – SUE AND JOYCE

Recently we spoke with volunteers Sue and Joyce about their experiences at Carpenter’s Shelter. Both volunteers have been with the shelter for 25 ye…

STAFF INTERVIEW: MARY-PARKER LAMM

Recently we spoke with Deputy Director Mary-Parker Lamm about her experiences working for Carpenter’s Shelter. When did you get involved with Ca…

DO MORE 24 2014STAFF INTERVIEW: MARY-PARKER LAMM

On June 19 the United Way is hosting Do More 24, a 24-hour online fundraising event that encourages everyone to donate to non-profit organizations in …

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT

Please join on us on Saturday, May 16th from 2-4 pm for mocktails and light bites in our courtyard to celebrate the work of selfless individuals such …

WINTER SHELTER WRAP UP

Now that warm weather has finally hit the area, Winter Shelter has closed its doors. Winter Shelter provides a safe refuge from illness, injury and de…

COOK-OFF RESTAURANT HIGHLIGHT

Restaurants are the backbone of Carpenter’s Cook-Off. They are what draw everyone together to help Carpenter’s Shelter raise awareness and fight t…

LIVE AUCTION AT COOK-OFF

Looking for a fun, easy way to support Carpenter’s Shelter? Attend Cook-Off and become part of the bidding war during our Live Auction! We have c…