New School Year, New Start! | News Release | Carpenter’s Shelter

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August eNews

026_opt.jpgNew School Year, New Start! 

Summer is flying by, and we can’t believe that it’s already time for Back-to-School! Here at the shelter, the kids are making their lists of the supplies and clothes they need to start the school year. This is where you come in! We need donors to purchase the clothing on these lists. If you are interested in supporting a Carpenter’s Shelter child or family with back to school clothing, please contact Kelly McDermott at KellyMcDermott@CarpentersShelter.org by August 11th.

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Boy Scout Troop 301 will be cleaning up the city one car at a time here in the Carpenter’s Shelter parking lot on Saturday, August 19th from 10-2pm. What’s the price? A back to school donation for the kids at Carpenter’s Shelter! Stop by for a clean car and help our kids kick the school year off right!

Jonathan Nearman (pictured above) is working towards his Eagle Scout and is leading the efforts to support Carpenter’s Shelter. Thank you, Jonathan! 

IMG_0035 (2)_opt.jpgRun for Shelter

Ready! Set! Run for Shelter! Join us for the 7th annual Run for Shelter on Saturday, November 18th at 8am. This community event features a 5K, 10K and Fun Run and is fun for all ages. All proceeds from Run for Shelter go towards supporting Carpenter’s Shelter and the homeless in our community!

New to Run for Shelter is our Shelter Showcase Exhibition which provides vendors with an opportunity to advertise products and services. For more information click here! 

When: Saturday, November 18th at 8:00am

Where: USPTO Building (600 Dulany Street); the race courses are an out and back on Eisenhower Ave.

How: Click here to register! Act fast for early bird pricing!

Thank you to the generous sponsors who are partnering with us to end homelessness in Alexandria:

The Motley Fool, Cotton & Company, Applied Policy and The UPS Store- Old Town.

Are you interested in sponsoring the Run for Shelter? Click here for more information!

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Upcoming Events
August 19th- Car Wash 
Boy Scout Troop 301 will be washing cars in exchange for school supplies. Stop by the shelter between 10am-2pm and drive off with a clean car!
August 22nd from 5:30-7pm- Volunteer Orientation 
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? We’re in need of lunch and front desk volunteers! Join us for volunteer orientation to learn the steps you have to take to volunteer and the impact you will have on your community! Visit our website to begin your volunteer application and sign up for orientation.
September 14th- Cornhole Tournament 
Show off your skills in our Cornhole Tournament at Purple Strategies in Alexandria from 6-9pm. Tickets are $50 per team (2 person teams) and include drinks and light refreshments. Not interested in playing? Join us anyways! Tickets are $15 with snacks and drinks included. All proceeds go towards benefiting our neighbors in need. Purchase your tickets here! We hope to see you there!
September 16th- Open House
Are you interested in learning more about Carpenter’s Shelter and our upcoming buidling redevelopment? Join us for an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 16th from 10am-12pm. You will meet some of the Carpenter’s team, take a tour of the shelter and learn how you can get involved! Click herefor more information.

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