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INTERN AT THE SHELTER

Looking for a hands-on internship that will further your skills and give you real-world experience? Carpenter’s Shelter offers three intern position…

CARPENTER’S ONLINE AUCTION

Carpenter’s Cook-Off is the shelter’s largest fundraising event of the year. For the past 12 years Carpenter’s has brought together over 25 of t…

JOIN US AT FREE CONE DAY

Foodies from all-around know and love Ben and Jerry’s annual Free Cone Day. This year, Free Cone Day is April 8 and Carpenter’s Shelter will be sc…

WHAT IF WE ALL GAVE ON ONE DAY?

Spring2ACTion is a 24-hour online event that encourages everyone to contribute to Alexandria’s nonprofit organizations on April 9th. This is more…

CARPENTER’S ON GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON

Carpenter’s Shelter will be promoting our biggest event of the year, Cook-Off, on Good Morning Washington. Tune into WJLA-Channel 8 on Wednesday, Ma…

THANK-A-THON: EVERYONE DESERVES A THANK YOU

Carpenter’s Shelter enjoyed connecting with our donors at our annual Thank-a-Thon on Thursday, March 6. Members of our staff, as well as volunteers …

HOST COMMITTEE RECEPTION AT PORT CITY

As our biggest event of the year draws closer, preparations for Carpenter’s Cook-Off are in full-swing. Cook-Off is brought to you annually throug…

CIRCLE OF HOPE: OPEN HOUSE AND OPEN HEARTS

Carpenter’s Shelter hosted an open house on Thursday, Feb. 20 for potential new members to join our Circle of HOPE program. Circle of HOPE is an int…

BAGS OF LOVE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

We love our volunteers and donors not just for their thoughts and support but also because of their overwhelming compassion to go above and beyond on …

CONNECTING POVERTY WITH EDUCATION

The perspective that those who take initiative reap the benefits of society is nothing new. This ideal sounds good in theory but that’s just it; onl…

A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF A PIT COUNTER

By Courtney Bishop, Constituent Relationship Officer One of my heroes Rep. John Lewis of Georgia always says, “You have to stand up, to speak up,…

MEET CARPENTER’S DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, KELLY ANDREAE

What do you like to do in your free time when you’re not working at Carpenter’s Shelter? I spend my free hours cooking and playing with my …

A PLACE TO CALL HOME

Lilly Jones and her 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys, became residents of the shelter this past spring when the family lost their primary source of inco…

52 WAYS TO GIVE IN THE NEW YEAR

January is the perfect time to think about your goals and resolutions for 2014. This year, we are challenging our supporters, donors and volunteers to…

LAST CHANCE TO GIVE IN 2013

2013 is almost over, and Carpenter’s is extremely grateful for the generosity our supporters and donors have shown throughout the year. With two mor…

CARPENTER’S ANNUAL REPORT

Each and every year, Carpenter’s Shelter makes a lasting impact on the Alexandria community. We are proud to partner with the most committed compani…