Each year, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honors businesses and organizations that work to create economic growth for the community, are innovative and set standards of excellence for business practices with their Business Awards. We are excited to announce that Carpenter’s Shelter has been nominated for the 2015 Business Awards in the Association/Nonprofit category.

The individuals and business that nominated and wrote letters of support for Carpenter’s Shelter stated that our commitment to addressing, overcoming and changing the causes of homelessness for families and individuals and working with clients to achieve sustainable independence makes us unique in our approach to ending homelessness. Tamsin Green of Motley Fool wrote in her letter of support for the nomination:

“In The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare writes, ‘How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.’ Carpenter’s Shelter is that candle and we are delighted to help them shine.”

We are excited about our nomination and grateful to be a member of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber provides Carpenter’s with opportunities to connect with fellow businesses and organizations to make Alexandria a thriving community.