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Carpenter’s Shelter supports people experiencing and at risk of homelessness to achieve sustainable independence through shelter and housing placement, guidance, education and advocacy.

Hannah*, Evan* and their mother Rebecca* want to say thank you to the people in the community who donated coats, clothes...
01/05/2024

Hannah*, Evan* and their mother Rebecca* want to say thank you to the people in the community who donated coats, clothes and other items for them to use this winter.

Rebecca* is working and saving money so that she and her family can move into an apartment.

*Residents names have been changed for privacy reasons

If you would like to become a sponsor or donor, visit CarpentersShelter.org/Give for more information.

Thank you to everyone who donated Christmas gifts, new coats, hats, scarves, gloves, underwear and socks for our residen...
01/02/2024

Thank you to everyone who donated Christmas gifts, new coats, hats, scarves, gloves, underwear and socks for our residents and community members! *Bella is wearing a new coat thanks to a generous donor like you!

Interested in becoming a donor or sponsor? Visit CarpentersShelter.org/Give for more information.

*Resident's name has been changed due to privacy reasons

Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, an Elf and a lot of helpers visited Carpenter's Shelter Christmas morning! Thank you to the vol...
12/27/2023

Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, an Elf and a lot of helpers visited Carpenter's Shelter Christmas morning! Thank you to the volunteers that came with Shannon Steene to cook up a delicious breakfast for the residents at our shelter.

Thank you St. Nicholas and your crew for stopping by! Our children really enjoyed having you!

Happy Holidays from Carpenter's Shelter!
12/23/2023

Happy Holidays from Carpenter's Shelter!

Thank you ADOE Foundation for the large donation of Christmas gifts for our residents!If you would like to make a differ...
12/18/2023

Thank you ADOE Foundation for the large donation of Christmas gifts for our residents!

If you would like to make a difference for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, visit CarpentersShelter.org/Give for more information.

Thank you DASHBus for the astounding amount of donations we received this morning at the shelter. Coats, gloves, socks, ...
12/18/2023

Thank you DASHBus for the astounding amount of donations we received this morning at the shelter. Coats, gloves, socks, Pull-Ups, wipes, toiletries, and nonperishable food were all delivered to Alexandria Community Shelter this morning by the DASH trolley.

If you would like to make a difference for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, visit CarpentersShelter.org/Give for more information.

The children are getting excited for Christmas! Thank you to everyone who has donated gifts for the children at our shel...
12/15/2023

The children are getting excited for Christmas! Thank you to everyone who has donated gifts for the children at our shelter.

We are happy to announce that every single resident and community member on our Christmas gift list has been sponsored.

We received a large donation of gifts from Charles Barrett Elementary School PTA and bags of socks, gloves and Target gift cards from Crystal City Children's Center.

Thank you!! Christmas will be really special for the kids this year because of you!

Thank you to Continental Societies Inc., Northern Virginia Chapter for the toy donations to our shelter residents for Ch...
12/15/2023

Thank you to Continental Societies Inc., Northern Virginia Chapter for the toy donations to our shelter residents for Christmas!

12/15/2023

: Alexandria’s Winter Shelter is open nightly, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. If you're in need of a place to keep warm as the weather gets colder, drop by.

The shelter is located at 2355-A Mill Rd. Learn more: alexandriava.gov/DCHS

When you have been homeless for so long, opening the door to your own apartment is a big moment. Home is where you feel ...
12/15/2023

When you have been homeless for so long, opening the door to your own apartment is a big moment.

Home is where you feel safe, where you are able to create memories with your family, see the first steps of your toddler and have a meal with loved ones. It is a place where you can just be.

For more information, visit:
CarpentersShelter.org/Rapid-Re-Housing

Housing Locators at Carpenter's Shelter work tirelessly to find apartments for our homeless residents and work with them so that they have realistic housing goals, budget and save money so that they can stay in housing.

Our Steps for Rapid-Re-Housing:

1. Get Your Finances in Order. Your time in shelter is your time to save! We recommend everyone have a checking and saving account.

2. Set Realistic Housing Goals Based on Your Budget. Obtaining an apartment with very little to no income is unrealistic. Clients still have to have to qualify for a unit on their own merit.

3. Be a Great Applicant. Set money aside for fees, application, holding fees. Be ready and responsive.

4. Utilize your Time Wisely. The rapid re-housing program is designed to get clients out of homelessness as quickly as possible.

12/15/2023
Thank you to the Five Musketeers group who donated $65 dollars to Carpenter's Shelter from their lemonade stand! 🥰
12/14/2023

Thank you to the Five Musketeers group who donated $65 dollars to Carpenter's Shelter from their lemonade stand! 🥰

12/14/2023

There's still time to help us 🚍 for Carpenter's Shelter this year! Come see us at Bradlee Shopping Center tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to drop off donations of warm winter clothing, nonperishable foods and toiletries. You can find a full list of donation items and information about donating directly to the shelter at https://www.dashbus.com/stuff-the-bus-2023 Carpenter's Shelter

12/13/2023

DASHBus is collecting donations of nonperishable food, new coats, socks, hats, gloves and toiletries for the residents at our homeless shelter at different locations until Friday.

More info: CarpentersShelter.org/2023-Stuff-the-Bus

Donations can also be dropped off at DASH's offices at 3000 Business Center Drive until Friday, December 18th (Hours: 7 am to 7 pm.)

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DASHBus will be at King Street Metro Station today from 3 pm to 7 pm to pick up donations for our families and individua...
12/12/2023

DASHBus will be at King Street Metro Station today from 3 pm to 7 pm to pick up donations for our families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Alexandria, VA!

Our Donation Needs:

New Clothing:

Coats (Adults)
Hats (Adults, Children)
Gloves (Adults, Children)
Underwear (Men, Women)
Socks (Adults, Children)

Full-size toiletries:
Shampoo
Conditioner
Baby shampoo
Baby wash
Soap
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Body Lotion
Toilet Paper
Pantry Items:

Individually Wrapped Breakfast Bars, Granola Bars
Canned Food
Cereals
Pasta
Boxed Mac and Cheese
Oatmeal

For more information: CarpentersShelter.org/2023-Stuff-the-Bus

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season!

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DASH "Stuff the Bus" kicks off today at Potomac Yard Shopping Center 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Tomorrow, DASH will be at the Ki...
12/11/2023

DASH "Stuff the Bus" kicks off today at Potomac Yard Shopping Center 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

Tomorrow, DASH will be at the King Street Metro Station from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

More Info: https://www.dashbus.com/stuff-the-bus-2023

https://carpentersshelter.org/2023-stuff-the-bus/

Help us Stuff the Bus with holiday cheer next week by donating new clothing, household and personal toiletries and food to Carpenter's Shelter. Visit https://www.dashbus.com/stuff-the-bus-2023 for a full list of accepted donations and drop-off locations.

If you would like to spread a little holiday cheer to our shelter residents this year, please check out our signup list ...
12/08/2023

If you would like to spread a little holiday cheer to our shelter residents this year, please check out our signup list for our Christmas Gift Drive.

Christmas Gift Drive Info: CarpentersShelter.org/2023-Christmas-Gift-Drive-for-Shelter-Residents

Deadline to mail or hand deliver gifts to Carpenter's Shelter (Hoffman Center location at 930 N. Henry St. Alexandria, VA 22314) is December 18th, 2023.

12/07/2023

Help us bring the joyful sound of jingling keys to more of our residents. Share your gift of new or continued support.

At Carpenter's Shelter, the moment a shelter resident is no longer homeless and can "Jingle the Keys" to their new apartment is a powerful moment. When you have been living on the streets for so long or sleeping in your car every day--getting the keys to your own apartment means much more than most people can imagine.

A home is that safe space that you get to call your own and create memories with your family. Help us to move more of our residents in to safe, affordable housing.

Visit CarpentersShelter.org to donate today.

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DASHBus “Stuff the Bus” is partnering with Carpenter's Shelter this holiday season! The donation drive for winter clothi...
12/05/2023

DASHBus “Stuff the Bus” is partnering with Carpenter's Shelter this holiday season! The donation drive for winter clothing, canned goods, and toiletries will take place at various locations in Alexandria from Monday, December 11 to Friday, December 15.

More Info: https://carpentersshelter.org/2023-stuff-the-bus

2023 Stuff the Bus Donation Drop-Off Locations:

Monday, December 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Potomac Yard Shopping Center

Tuesday, December 12, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
King Street Metro Station

Wednesday, December 13, 9 a.m. to noon
Van Dorn Metro Station

Thursday, December 14 , 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bradlee Shopping Center

Friday, December 15, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
City Hall/Market Square

Donations may also be dropped off at DASH’s offices located at 3000 Business Center Drive. Donations will be accepted at DASH’s offices from Monday, December 11 to Friday, December 18 during regular customer service hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.).

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If you missed the Alexandria Community Shelter Town Hall yesterday night, we got you. It's posted on our YouTube channel...
12/05/2023

If you missed the Alexandria Community Shelter Town Hall yesterday night, we got you. It's posted on our YouTube channel so you can hear the news about Alexandria Community Shelter and the ways volunteers can help at that location starting December 13th, 2023.

We had a virtual Town Hall to discuss ways volunteers can get involved at Alexandria Community Shelter(ACS) starting on December 13th, 2023. On that date, Ca...

Wow what a weekend! Thank you to everyone who donated items or gave financially to Carpenter's Shelter at the Del Ray Ho...
12/04/2023

Wow what a weekend! Thank you to everyone who donated items or gave financially to Carpenter's Shelter at the Del Ray Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting yesterday! Thank you !

12/01/2023

Thank you to everyone who donated for from our staff, volunteers and residents!

When temperatures drop, the homeless in Alexandria, VA have a place to go at Winter Shelter.Interested in becoming a spo...
11/29/2023

When temperatures drop, the homeless in Alexandria, VA have a place to go at Winter Shelter.

Interested in becoming a sponsor, donor, or volunteer? Visit CarpentersShelter.org

Come join us at the Del Ray Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting this Sunday, December 3rd at 6 pm!We will be at the inters...
11/29/2023

Come join us at the Del Ray Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting this Sunday, December 3rd at 6 pm!

We will be at the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Oxford Ave. intersection in Del Ray Pat Miller Neighborhood Square to accept donations.

Please bring donations for
-- Breakfast cereals
-- Canned goods
-- New underwear (for men, women or children in various sizes)

Visit hand-painted holiday windows in storefronts and start your holiday shopping with a stroll down Mt. Vernon Avenue, which will be illuminated by thousands of luminarias in honor of the late Nancy Dunning. Nancy Dunning was truly very special to Carpenter's Shelter, and we are honored to accept donations in her memory.

If you would like to become a sponsor, donor or volunteer, visit CarpentersShelter.org
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Come join us at the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Old Town Alexandria! More information about the parade route: http...
11/29/2023

Come join us at the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Old Town Alexandria! More information about the parade route:
https://visitalexandria.com/holidays/scottish-walk/

If you would like to become a sponsor, donor or volunteer, visit CarpentersShelter.org

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930 N Henry Street
Alexandria, VA
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