Happy New Year! 2012 was an incredible year of growth at Carpenter’s Shelter. We wanted to take a minute just to say thank you for being a part of it.
Last year we:
  • Provided services to over 1,000 men, women and children in need
  • Had more than 1,200 volunteers provide over 17,000 hours of service
  • Launched a new strategic plan and a new mission statement
  • Reduced homelessness in Alexandria by 15%
  • Redesigned CarpentersShelter.org
  • Welcomed 7 new staff members to the team
  • Executive Director Lissette Bishins was awarded Honorable Mention for the EXCEL Award
  • Sent 25 children to summer camp
  • We opened the Homeless Services Assessment Center (HSAC) for individuals
  • Gave 85 children backpacks and school supplies
  • Sheltered the chronically homeless from Hurricane Sandy for over 72 hours
  • Handed out 118 Thanksgiving baskets and turkeys to families in need
  • Provided 593 Christmas presents
  • Served 77,345 meals
Thank you for making 2012 such a success. The residents and staff of Carpenter’s Shelter can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store. Here’s to another year of providing a warm, safe place for everyone to call home.