Kositzka, Wicks & Company (KWC) came by the shelter on Friday, September 20th to serve lunch and help organize the pantry and toiletries closet as a part of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Day of Service. We are so grateful for their hard work and enthusiasm!

Hosted by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the CPA Day of Service is a single day of volunteer service that highlights CPA professionals’ ongoing commitment to serving their communities. Approximately 700 people volunteer statewide each year.

KWC is just one of the many local organizations who have volunteered with Carpenter’s Shelter. Their participation in the CPA Day of Service showcases one of Carpenter’s ongoing services: meal distribution. The shelter provides daily lunches and dinners to our clients, as well as hot breakfasts on weekends.

Unlike most homeless shelter’s in the DC Metropolitan area, Carpenter’s is not allotted a budget for food. Volunteers are responsible for every aspect of meal distribution — from sourcing the ingredients to preparing the meal to cleaning the kitchen. Each year, our kitchen volunteer groups save Carpenter’s $200,000. Thanks to their unwavering dedication, the shelter was able to serve 1,095 meals last year alone. That’s 77,345 plates of food!

If you are part of a group that might be interested in hosting a service day at Carpenter’s Shelter, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Salter, to see if we can accommodate your group!

To learn more about our other volunteer opportunities, please visit the volunteer section of our website: