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Back to School

We can’t believe that there are just a few weeks left of summer! Soon enough, school buses will be filling the streets, and the kids at the shelter will be ready to start off another great school year. With a new school year comes expenses. The families living at Carpenter’s do not have the funds to buy back to school clothes and shoes for their growing children, so we are hoping you can help!

If you are interested in helping our kids get what they need, contact Kelly McDermott at (703) 548-7500 x213 or send her an emailShe will pair you with a child who has created a Target wish list. Kelly will send you the list for you to purchase the items. You can be the reason Carpenter’s kids have a great start to their new school year!

Important dates to remember:
 Friday, August 12th: Please let Kelly know if you are interested in sponsoring a child by 8/12/16.
 Friday, August 26th: Last day to drop off wish list items at the shelter!


Compete for a Cause

Carpenter’s Shelter and Port City Brewing Co. are excited to announce a “Give Back Night” on Wednesday, August 10th! Show off your skills in our Cornhole Tournament for just $20 per person ($40 per team) with a chance to win great prizes! Not interested in playing? Join us anyway at Port City Brewing Co. from 4-9 p.m. and 10% of your tab will be donated to Carpenter’s Shelter. Remember to come hungry. Carpenter’s Cook-Off winner, Meggrolls, will be serving up delicious dishes!Register for the Cornhole Tournament here! The tournament will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Click here for more info!


Community Resource and Job Fair

On Saturday, July 16th, Carpenter’s Shelter in partnership with New Hope Housing hosted
another successful Community Resource and Job Fair. This semi-annual event brings together employers, employment assistance programs, and educational institutions all under one roof, making them easily accessible for our clients.

In July, 64 clients from Carpenter’s Shelter and New Hope Housing clients attended the fair and learned more about various opportunities in the community. Also in attendance were six community organizations, three employers, and five educational/training institutions. Not only did clients gather useful information while attending the fair, but they were also able to work one-on-one with job coaches. The Community Resource and Job Fair is a great example of the partnerships in Alexandria, all working to support the homeless in our community!   

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