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"With the reinvigorated garden movement sweeping across the nation, Carpenter’s Shelter wants to join in by starting a garden with fresh fruits and vegetables for our residents. We hope to turn an unused space in our courtyard into a bustling garden, which will empower volunteers to expand their use of produce in their meals for the shelter. Volunteers are needed to help with removal of a tree, preparing the soil, building raised beds, planting seeds and general outdoor clean up of the area. This would be a wonderful project that would benefit the residents of Carpenter's Shelter in many ways. We're very excited to work with Volunteer Alexandria on a project this year!"
"The playground and the community garden were made possible through community partnerships and grants. ARHA's slogan is "building community partnerships" and we would like to continue that tradition because we believe in the power of great partnerships to effect change in the community we serve. This service day will help maintain these projects as symbols of pride for the residents and the city of Alexandria." Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority
"We have 16 bedrooms at Alexandria Community Shelter for our 65 residents. We would love to add color to one wall of each room!" Alexandria Community Shelter, New Hope Housing
"We are poised to nearly double the capacity of our Residential program (thru locating more beds at another facility). We are in great need of showing off our current home to be the beautiful, special place that helps women transform their lives...this will help us build support in the community not just to help us raise more money (which is always great), but also to raise awareness about the tremendous woman we are helping to rebuild their lives!" Guest House