This Week’s Nonprofit Spotlight is Carpenter’s Shelter

What Is Carpenter’s Shelter?carpenter's_shelter_logo

Carpenter’s Shelter partners with the city of Alexandria and the greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area to eliminate homelessness through respect, responsibility and results. Through its many programs, they advocate self-reliance through education and provide programs and services as needed. Read more »

Help Carpenter's Shelter Collect (500) Cans of Summer

End Date: Sat, 07/07/2012 - 5:00pm
Carpenter's Shelter needs your help collecting 500 canned goods this summer

This is no movie.Help keep Carpenter's Shelter's pantry full this summer.

ASPCA’s Mega Match-A-Thon Adoption Event Unites Local Animal Shelters

Help Japan's Earthquake Victims

On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered a massive 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that have caused widespread destruction. For those watching in horror from thousands of miles away, it's natural to look for ways to help. We've got a list of organizations rated by Charity Navigator to help you send aid to Japanese victims. Read more »

Thanks for One Month of Success

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When we launched the new ACTion Alexandria on the evening of February 7th, we didn’t really know what to expect. We knew what we’d like to see happen, but hoping for something and seeing your expectations exceeded week after week are two very different things. Read more »

Sense of Community, Helping One Another, Basic Needs

Ends on:Friday, April 1, 2011

The Sense of Community, Helping One Another and Basic Needs Quality of Life Indicators help us measure an Alexandria where building a sense of community & helping one another - especially in meeting basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and affordable housing - is a priority for each individual.

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The Cold Reality of Homelessness in Alexandria

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One day last week, as I stood waiting outside the Metro st Read more »