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 get involved in making a difference in a new and inspiring way. The idea of “52 Ways to Give” encourages people to get involved by making a difference every week of the year: 52 efforts across 52 weeks. Giving back each week, even in a small way, makes a huge difference. There are many ways you can impact your community, and Carpenter’s Shelter makes it easy to give back.

Carpenter’s Shelter has many different facets, offering a comprehensive set of services to our clients and residents. The Shelter’s various programs provide a wealth of volunteer opportunities, meaning that anyone can get involved and provide a piece to the puzzle to Carpenter’s mission to end homelessness.

Whether it is preparing and serving meals in Carpenter’s kitchen, helping maintain our facilities, reading with our young residents, or making a donation, there is an opportunity for you to give back at the Shelter.

Every Sunday morning, Carpenter’s Shelter will suggest a new way to give back, so follow us online on Facebook and Twitter. We hope the 52 Ways to Give campaign will inspire you to stay connected and involved with us in a meaningful and lasting way, and that others around you who witness your kindness will be motivated to do the same.