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GWOH 2022 is Sunday, Sept. 11.

10 - 11 AM Unity worship service

11 - 11:30 AM Brunch & fellowship

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Service projects

1:30 - 2 PM Ice cream social

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Now - Friday, Sept. 9

Provide Household Items & Clothing

If you can contribute ahead of time, check out what's needed for the welcome home kits or gently used/new clothing and signup.

We'll collect kit items and clothing through Friday, Sept. 9:

Drop off at Good Shepherd (look for the GWOH table)


Contactless delivery - order online and ship to church:

c/o GWOH Project

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 100 W. Luray Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301

Phone: 703-548-8608

Sunday, Sept. 11

Service Projects

  • Welcome home kit supplies - toilet paper, soap, kitchen towels, sandwich bags

    Pack Welcome Home Kits


    Join us to package kits of household necessities for Carpenter's Shelter residents who are moving out on their own.

    We'll also write notes to accompany the kits (could be done virtually).

    Shopping list

    • Kitchen towels
    • Dish drying mat
    • Oven mitts
    • Plastic sandwich bags
    • Plastic bag clips
    • Microfiber cloths
    • Kitchen sponges
    • All-purpose spray cleaner
    • Liquid hand soap
    • Bar of soap
    • Roll of toilet paper
    • Toilet bowl cleaner
    • Toilet bowl brush
    • Deck of cards
    • Wastebasket or bucket (big enough to carry all kit items)

    Located just over a mile from Good Shepherd on the corner of North Henry and 1st Streets, Carpenter's Shelter includes an emergency residential shelter, David's Place day shelter, 10 permanent supportive housing units, and 87 affordable housing units owned and managed by the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation. Carpenter's Shelter is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and serves more than 600 children, women and men annually.

  • A young person wearing a gold, GWOH t-shirt stands next to a fleece blanket

    Tie Fleece Blankets


    Help to tie blankets for Guest House graduates when they complete their program. No sewing is required. It's easy and fun to do! You can also sign-up to take a quilt kit to complete at home.

    Friends of Guest House is guided by the belief that your past does not define your future. Located just 1 block away from Good Shepherd, they've has been a neighbor and partner for many years. Guest House helps women successfully reenter the community after incarceration through core programs:

    • Residential-to-Aftercare program continuum
    • Workforce & Life Development Program
    • Non-residential Outreach Program

    What are graduation blankets?

    Friends of Guest House holds a graduation ceremony, often at Good Shepherd, for women leaving the residential program. During the ceremony, each woman is given a blanket hand-tied by people from GSLC. The blanket is a source of comfort, homecoming, warmth and an expression of God's love.

  • Men’s, women’s and kid’s clothes in 2 piles

    Organize Clothing


    Work together to sort gently used/new men's, women's and children's clothes to help stock a clothing pantry for refugees operated by Goods for Good in Washington, DC.

    New/gently used clothing list:

    • For men: New or gently used men's casual clothing - shorts, pants, T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts, sweats/track suits, lightweight jackets. Size small or medium only.
    • For women: New or gently used women's casual clothing - shorts, pants, t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, skirts, casual dresses, sweats/tracksuits, lightweight jackets. Size small or medium only.
    • For children: New or gently used children's clothing - shorts, pants, T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts, sweats/track suits, pajamas, lightweight jackets for ages 0-17.
    • Shoes: Sneakers, sandals, crocs, or slip-ons for men, women, or children.
    • Socks for men, women, or children.

    Goods for Good has created a pantry of gently used clothing for migrants who are receiving services from SAMU First Response, an international humanitarian group, and MigrantHelpDMV, a grassroots organization that provides frontline workers with support for refugees in our area.