For most of our children, this is the best part of their day. It’s a time where they are not worrying about where their family will live or packing their things in a trash bag because they are moving to another family member’s couch. Their learning disabilities are not put on display on the playground and they are not tormented with how their friends will react if it becomes known they are homeless. When they are on the playground they are not concerned with their parent’s stress or other adult responsibilities. They can simply be a child and have fun.
Carpenter’s Shelter is dedicated to serving children in the Alexandria community and making sure they have the best childhood possible. With help and donations from you, our children can have a better life with less stress and adult responsibility. They can simply be kids, which is something every child deserves to experience.
Carpenter’s Shelter is lucky to have amazing volunteers that spend time with our children. We would like to thank the countless individuals who come in each night and provide school tutoring, as well as the groups who come in for Children’s Hour. Groups such as DC Metro Church, The Reading Connection, Fairlington United Methodist Church, Grace Community Church, and National Community Church spend time with our children tutoring, playing, and teaching each week, and we are beyond thankful for their time and help.