The Community Awareness Reaching Empowerment (CARE) Committee is run by people
living in poverty who are involved in the ministry of Friends of the Carpenter. The CARE Committee organizes field trips and events for participants and provides our staff and Board with feedback on the effectiveness of our programs.
CARE was started in 2008 and is a collaboration of participants, volunteers, board
and staff members. Decisions are made solely by participants and volunteers on the
committee; staff members answer questions and provide insight to policies. “Of the
people, by the people, for the people.”
“As chair, from the beginning the CARE Committee has given me structure and the ability to grow as a person. With additional donations, I would like the ability to provide additional outings as most of our participants rarely have this kind of opportunity,” —Lynnette
“There are many reasons I say that Friend of the Carpenter and CARE are my
personal God sighting. It is mainly due to the way they help everyone of us feel just
a little bit safer, happier and respected when we are a part of it,” —Jennifer
“Each and every member of CARE is a Friend of the Carpenter, and they help by providing vitally important input and services to our ministry. They keep God’s love and grace flowing throughout our Friendship Center and into the community beyond. Thanks for your support of this powerful and life-giving part of Friends of the Carpenter.” —Tom Iberle
The CARE Committee is funded by a grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which is run locally by the Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle.