It’s September again and that means two things: the kids are headed back to school and the United Way and CFC campaigns are underway! What are the United Way and CFC? The United Way and CFC campaigns are two of the easiest ways to donate to Carpenter’s Shelter and you don’t even need to write us a check!

Donating through a regular payroll deduction allows your annual gift to be distributed throughout the year, making a lasting impact on Carpenter’s Shelter. Every contribution helps us change the lives of those most in need. All donations are tax deductible. In 2011, the CFC of the National Capital Area raised $64.5 million to help people and communities in need. 40.6% of those funds stayed in the region, benefiting local non-profit groups. This year the CFCNCA hopes to raise $62 million. With a number that large, every donor and every dollar make a difference.

You’re three easy steps away from contributing:
  • Choose Carpenter’s Shelter! Our number is #87293, check us out on page 30 of the 2012 Catalog of Caring
  • Complete the pledge form on
  • Submit your pledge, but remember to keep a copy for tax purposes.

Not a federal employee? Participating in the United Way is just as simple. Find out more about the United Way and download their campaign pledge form at Don’t forget, our United Way number is #8228.

FYI – Sometimes companies will match your donation. Make your donation twice as nice, ask your boss about company matching.

Questions about the United Way or CFC? Give us a call. Courtney Bishop would love to help you out. You can reach her at or by phone (703) 548-7500 x205