Each year, many struggling families look to Carpenter’s for help with the holidays. Between planning holiday dinners and managing regular expenses, our clients—like many—can end up stretched thin. Carpenter’s Shelter would never want a family to have to choose between eating a holiday meal or paying their rent, and it is only because of the unwavering commitment from community members like you that we can ensure our clients never have to make that choice.
Carpenter’s received an incredible amount of support from the Alexandria community for our Thanksgiving Drive this year. Food donations like cranberry sauce, stuffing, veggies—and, of course, the Thanksgiving turkeys—have been arriving by the cornucopia-load! These donations make it possible for Carpenter’s to provide Thanksgiving baskets for over 100 Community Case Managed clients, who are then allowed to ‘shop’ the Shelter pantry for items to supplement their Thanksgiving dinner. A big thank you to all of our holiday and year-round donors who keep our pantry stocked and our clients from going hungry!
Carpenter’s will also serve a Thanksgiving meal for our residential clients to celebrate the occasion. Just like most of you will cook a delicious meal for your family, Carpenter’s volunteers will prepare a full spread for over 50 Shelter clients this Thursday. We look forward to having our team of volunteers come cook up some holiday cheer for Carpenter’s clients!
Carpenter’s Shelter is always busiest at the holiday season, so we are so grateful for all of our donors and volunteers who have stepped up by giving back. You are truly champions of Carpenter’s Shelter and our mission to end homelessness in Alexandria.