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STAFF INTERVIEW: MICHAEL SHIELDS

This week, we spoke with Program Coordinator Michael Shields about his experiences working at Carpenter’s Shelter. How long ago did you start wor…

ALTERNATIVE GIVING AT CARPENTER’S

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…

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time for Carpenter’s annual Holiday Open House! Carpenter’s Shelter invites the Alexandria co…

THANKSGIVING AT CARPENTER’S SHELTER

Each year, many struggling families look to Carpenter’s for help with the holidays. Between planning holiday dinners and managing regular expenses, …

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Carpenter’s Shelter does not work alone in our quest to end homelessness. We align ourselves with civic minded corporations, businesses and faith-ba…

CARPENTER’S CLIENTS RUN FOR SHELTER

This week, Carpenter’s volunteer Jorge Astorga sat down with Mr. Farmer, a former shelter resident who participated in the 2012 Run for Shelter. We …

SEENA FOSTER WINS JOAN WHITE GRASS ROOTS AWARD

Carpenter’s Shelter would like to congratulate Seena Foster for winning Volunteer Alexandria’s Joan White Grass Roots Award! Each year, the Joan W…

100 DAY CHALLENGE

Everyone loves a challenge and the staff and residents at Carpenter’s Shelter are no different. From October 17, 2013 to January 24, 2014, thirty-th…

VOLUNTEERING AT CARPENTER’S

Carpenter’s Shelter is home to a diverse group of residents, and, in order to make sure that their needs are met, we must be able to understand thos…

CARPENTER’S WELCOMES NEW WINTER SHELTER COORDINATOR

Carpenter’s Winter Shelter is open to anyone in need of shelter from inclement weather during the months of November to April from 7:00pm to 7:00am.…

CPA DAY OF SERVICE

Kositzka, Wicks & Company (KWC) came by the shelter on Friday, September 20th to serve lunch and help organize the pantry and toiletries closet as a p…

THE CIRCLE OF HOPE

The Circle of HOPE (Helping Others through Partnership and Engagement) was founded in 2010 by three Alexandria mothers who were deeply concerned about…

CARPENTER’S FACTS

At Carpenter’s Shelter, we serve an average of 130 clients a month in our residential shelter. Approximately 30 of those clients are children and ov…

CATALOGUE FOR PHILANTHROPY

Carpenter’s Shelter is honored to have been selected for the 2013 Catalogue for Philanthropy. The Catalogue for Philanthropy features seventy charit…

HELP SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN

Carpenter’s Shelter provides shelter, guidance, education, and advocacy for homeless individuals and families who seek sustainable independence and …

MEET DR. ROGERS

Dr. William Rogers is the Director of the Physicians Regulatory Issues team at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is a member of…