Carpenter’s Shelter would like to congratulate Seena Foster for winning Volunteer Alexandria’s Joan White Grass Roots Award! Each year, the Joan White Award is given to a volunteer who has selflessly committed time, energy and skills to help a nonprofit further its mission.

Seena is a committed volunteer and advocate for the homeless and low income individuals in Alexandria. She is involved in direct service work as well as fundraising and community engagement at the shelter. Additionally, Seena serves on Carpenter’s Major Donors and Partners Committee, where members identify potential donors and partners as well as plan and participating in fundraisers. Over the past five years, Seena has provided over 1,000 volunteer hours to the shelter. Not only does she volunteer at a committee level to support staff operations, she also volunteers at Carpenter’s Winter Shelter each year. Seena works tirelessly to ensure that the needs of the shelter and our clients are being met. Carpenter’s is grateful for her dedication to public service, and we are thrilled that Volunteer Alexandria will recognize her outstanding contributions to Carpenter’s Shelter.

Carpenter’s invites the Alexandria community to come out and celebrate Seena’s hard work. Please join us on Friday, October 25th from 6:00pm – 8:30 pm at Volunteer Alexandria’s Evening in the Heart of Alexandria. The night is a tribute to all who give from their hearts to volunteer in our city.

Carpenter’s congratulates this year’s other award recipients: Emma West for the Youth Volunteer service award, Scott Kahler also with the Joan White Grass Roots Service Award, and Allen Lomax with the Marian Van Landingham Lifetime Achievement Service Award. Read more about their achievements here.