"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."
This buttery yellow color indicates volunteer opportunities.
FARM TO FOOD BANK
HELPING HANDS AND STRONG BACKS NEEDED
The summer harvest is
at its delicious peak and many hundreds of pounds of produce are being donated Saturdays at the Napa Farmers' Market!
Aug. 12: 1 more volunteer
Aug. 19: 3 more volunteers
Aug. 26: 2 more volunteers
Longtime CanDo volunteer JoAnna accepts beautiful
stone fruit from
FFI and to select
a Saturday Farmers' Market date that
works for you.
BITS AND PIECES
FANCY A ROAD TRIP
from Chicken Bristle, IL, to Handsome Eddy, NY?
are some of the weirdest
town names in the USA.
CanDo QUICK TIP
PLANNING A CARWASH FUNDRAISER?
ENJOY WASHING YOUR
CAR AT HOME?
Hint: Don't do this!
Our friends at the
will consult for free with organizations hosting car wash events. They'll even provide tools and materials to reduce car wash pollution.
Now and then, CanDo makes spiffy buttons for volunteers and supporters to wear. The process is a snap. An assembly-line of three or four people have fun and can easily turn out 100 buttons in an hour.
We'd love to show you how it's done and then be able to call on you to help supervise a button-making session
a couple of times a year.
questions about Curbside Composting or recycling
to the "Compost Corner".
We'll get responses
to your questions from
and Waste Services
SAVE THE DATES
NAPA FOOD PROJECT
Saturday, August 12
The Choices We Make
Napa Valley CanDo seeks to inspire and facilitate action
by alerting interested Valley residents about opportunities for service. If you participate as a volunteer in an activity that you learned about through Napa Valley CanDo, whether initiated by CanDo or another organization, please take personal responsibility for your involvement. Use common sense. Only you can determine whether an activity is a good
fit, that is to say
compatible with your interests and abilities.
NAPA FOOD PROJECT
PICK-UP THIS SATURDAY:
The Napa Food Bank is grateful to take all non-perishable food donations. How do you know what to give? If it's something you'd serve to your family, it's something another family might love to eat. We're proud to tell you that the Food Bank reports that donations from CanDo's Napa Food Project donors tend to be top notch, healthy, foods.
To our more than 750 participating Food Donors, this month, there's a particular need for canned fruit packed in juice or water and for "meals in a can." Things like chili or stew.
If this is all news to you because you're new to CanDo or were otherwise engaged before, watch a three-minute video introducing the process here.
Want to get involved? Sign-up at NapaFoodProject.org.
We're particularly keen on engaging new
Next Neighborhood Coordinator training in Napa:
Monday or Tuesday, Sept. 10 or 11, 6-7:30PM.
or call 949.338.6522.
CanDo AT THE SAFEWAY OPEN
Have a (golf) ball and earn CanDo big bucks.
Shifts are filling fast.
Find details and sign-up for your two shifts
This year, CanDo volunteers (incl. your friends and neighbors who might want to sign-up) will
staff the first tent inside the gate. We'll sell tickets for food and beverages. We will not be pouring drinks.
- Shift times: 7-11AM, 11AM-2PM, and 2-5PM.
- Two shifts per volunteer: It worked well last year, so we're again asking volunteers to sign-up for a minimum of two shifts over the five days. Choose the shifts that work best for you.
- Free pass: Each day you volunteer, you're rewarded with a day pass to watch the tournament. That includes admittance to evening concerts if you volunteer Thursday through Saturday.
- Concerts: Thursday, Gavin DeGraw; Friday, Weezer; Saturday, Goo Goo Dolls
- Silverado's donation to CanDo: Silverado will show their appreciation for our valuable time with a generous donation to Napa Valley CanDo. That should be around $4000 dollars and will help support the CanDo projects you know and love.
or call Marc 707.363.4551 or Kathleen
Learn more about the tournament here.
Been missin' us?
Harvest is going strong, as you can see.
Fresh? Local? You bet.
These beauties were at the Food Pantry just hours after being picked (we mean the vegetables, though the gardeners are beauties too).
and help harvest!
Join us from
mornings in the Community Garden at the corner of Jefferson
and Trower in Napa.
CanDo's garden is in the northwest corner.
Remember to bring a hat, water, sunscreen and
Events and Volunteer Opportunities
from Other Groups Around the Valley
Tell 'em you heard about it through CanDo!
Note: Posting of events in this "Spotlight" does not constitute an endorsement by Napa Valley CanDo unless expressly stated. We list a variety of
programs we feel may be of interest to our readers.
GROWING WINTER VEGETABLES
UC Master Gardeners of Napa County
Enjoy fresh veggies thru fall, winter and early spring right in your own garden. Join the Napa MGs and learn about soil prep, sunlight requirements, when and how to plant, fertilizing, pest management and harvest tips. All details can be found on their website along with how to become a Napa County Master Gardener in 2018. Pre-registration is recommended for this very popular workshop.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 26, 9:30-11:30AM
LOCATION: 1710 Soscol Avenue, Napa UC Meeting Room
2017 NAPA VALLEY WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!
When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the Alzheimer Association's mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer's awareness in our community. The Alzheimer's Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goals. While there is no fee to register, participants are encouraged to fund raise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.
Saturday, September 16, 8:30-10AM
LOCATION: Yountville Park, Yountville
LIKE TO HAVE YOUR EVENT IN THE
Are you a nonprofit in need of volunteers?
Or do you have a fundraiser, educational opportunity, or fun event you'd like us
share in the "Spotlight"?
Space permitting, your post may run for up to three weeks leading to the date of your event. Any photo you'd like us to consider MUST be sent as a jpg.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Sunday, 6PM for the following Tuesday's blast.
HERE'S WHAT YOU
TO GET INVOLVED
We grow fresh, local produce for the Napa Food Bank.
Karen or Betty.
Waterways Keepers help maintain our rivers and stream to keep them vibrant and alive.
Raises funds and awareness for local nonprofits in a year-end giving campaign.
hilary or Nancy.
CanDo has a whole new way to help the Food Bank feed neighbors in need.
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