The holiday season is often the busiest time of the year at Carpenter’s Shelter. During the winter months, we serve Alexandria’s chronically homeless population with David’s Place and our Winter Shelter, we provide non-perishable items to our Community Case Managed Clients, and we are launching Young Philanthropists, our newest giving circle. As a 24 hour emergency shelter, we rely heavily on the generosity of community members, whether that be through donations or hours volunteered.

All the ways you can give:
    Come to our special events
  • Young Philanthropists Open House – December 2nd
  • Barnes and Noble Gift Wrap – December 8th
  • Community Open House – December 15th
  • Barnes and Noble Gift Wrap – December 17th
  • Alternative Giving
  • Give the gift of charity this holiday season and make a donation in a loved one’s name in lieu of a gift.
  • Help us in the kitchen
  • Volunteer to serve lunch or dinner to our clients
  • Donate non-perishable items to our pantry in the months of November and December
  • Bake a casserole for us to serve during lunch and dinner in the event the weather prevents meal volunteers from arriving
  • Donate frozen items such as meat or vegetables
  • Holiday Giving
  • Mention our mission during your holiday party to your family and friends
  • Donate gift bags and wrapping paper
  • Donate supplies to make gingerbread houses and holiday centerpieces
  • Social Media
  • Stay connected to us by following us on Twitter and Facebook, and joining our conversation on homelessness
  • Donating
  • Become a monthly donor
  • Donate SmartTrip Metro cards to make getting to work easier on our clients
  • Donate homemade laundry detergent
  • Join Young Philanthropists or Circle of Hope
  • Volunteering
  • Volunteer to gift wrap at Barnes and Noble
  • Commit to volunteering 50 hours in 2015
  • Recruit your friends, family, and coworkers for a service day
For any and all volunteer or donation inquiries, please contact Liz Salter.