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Causes: Christianity, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services, Personal Social Services, Religion

Mission: Friends of the Carpenter was established in 1998 and provides a ministry of Christian faith, friendship and safety for all people, with special concern for the homeless and/or unemployed. Through the assembly of simple woodcraft, people experience hope and self esteem as they build caring friendships in the community of Christ. At woodwork assembly events, volunteers from the church community visit with the homeless in a safe activity, where the product is actually the relationship being built, not the woodwork item.

Programs: Volunteers assist in the ministry outreach and assistance to individuals. They also assist in the clerical and office functions of the outreach, providing woodworking skills in practice and training. Volunteers also assist in the fundraising projects in gathering and preparing auction items, rummage sale items, staffing the thrift shop and promotional efforts to promote attendance.

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