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RUN FOR SHELTER RAISES $30,000 FOR HOMELESSNESS

Saturday November 17, we hosted the second annual Run for Shelter 5K/10K + Fun Run sponsored by MRIS. 850 runners braved the chilly November morning t…

7 DAYS OF GRATITUDE

November is a month when I often think about the things I am thankful for: my job, my home, and my supportive family and friends. Not everyone is so f…

NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS MONTH

November is National Youth Homeless Awareness Month. Every year, hundreds of thousands of American families become homeless, including more than 1.6 m…

STORM RELIEF

For the past few days we’ve all been preparing our households for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. You’d be hard-pressed to find water bottles at a…

SNAP CHALLENGE – DAY 1

As a staff member at Carpenter’s we stare poverty in the face every day, but few of us actually know what it feels like to experience poverty first…

VOLUNTEERING AT CARPENTER’S SHELTER

Every year over 1,000 volunteers step through our doors at Carpenter’s Shelter. They dedicate over 14,000 hours of their time and skills. We have vo…

HOMELESS SERVICES ASSESSMENT CENTER: NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS

After months of collaboration between Carpenter’s Shelter, The City of Alexandria and the Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness, the day is fi…

WORKPLACE GIVING

It’s September again and that means two things: the kids are headed back to school and the United Way and CFC campaigns are underway! What are the U…

CARPENTER’S SHELTER BY THE NUMBERS

Fiscal year 2012 was a great year for Carpenter’s Shelter. Last year we served 295 men women and children in the residential shelter, 395 chronicall…