Carpenter’s Shelter New Heights Campaign Raises $2.2 Million, Exceeds Goal!

"We are on the verge of a new beginning," said Carpenter's Shelter Executive Director Shannon Steene.

Construction Rendering of the new development, looking south along Route 1. Carpenter’s Shelter will occupy the first floor, and the apartment housing will occupy the top six. (Photo courtesy of AHDC)

Alexandria, VA – Carpenter’s Shelter has done it! The nonprofit has exceeded its $2 million fundraising goal for its New Heights campaign, which will support its property redevelopment at its long-standing location.

Shannon Steene, Carpenter’s Shelter’s Executive Director, announced at a recent celebratory luncheon that the nonprofit raised $2,196,940.

“Some very late giving was such an amazing surprise. The community is clearly vested in our mission,” Steene said. “We are on the verge of a new beginning. We will move into a building that is purpose-built and designed to be a shelter.  Part of this campaign seeds our Innovation Fund, which is dedicated to exploring new approaches to become more effective and efficient in moving people from homeless to housed.”

The New Heights Campaign, publicly launched in May 2019, supports Carpenter’s Shelter’s property redevelopment project at the shelter’s long-standing location.

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With a recent $300,000 cash gift from Amazon, the New Heights campaign reached its fundraising goal ahead of schedule.

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Attendees included many of Carpenter’s Shelters strongest advocates, from its Board of Directors and campaign leadership to corporate supporters such as Amazon’s Director of U.S. Public Policy, Stephen Hartell.

Construction is projected to end the summer of 2020 with a 60-bed, purpose-built homeless shelter, 87 affordable apartments, and the 10 permanent supportive housing units.

Carpenter’s Shelter also recognized the generous contributions from the Hoffman Family, LLC, John and Elizabeth Siegel, Daniel E. Offutt Charitable Trust, Earl W. Stafford and the additional donors in the successful completion of the New Heights Campaign.

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