MORE OF YOUR
GIVE!GUIDE THOUGHTS, PLEASE.
We've so appreciated
your comments on
CanDo's Napa Valley Give!Guide.
Thank you. We'd love to receive a few more.
Give!Guide project that appeals most to you?
Please respond in
35 words or fewer.
It will be our honor to print some of
these testimonials in the 2017 edition.
If you wish
just let us know.
Deadline July 15. Kindly write TESTIMONIAL
in the subject line.
not so much what you
accomplish, as what
~ Robin Roberts
This buttery yellow color indicates volunteer opportunities.
CanDo QUICK TIP
5 TIP-OFFS TO
Consumer Reports helps
us figure out how to
of car repairs
without being taken
or a ride.
FARMERS' MARKET PRODUCE PICKUP
Teresa Haberger of Napa's own
who've donated hundreds of pounds of fresh, local produce to the Food Bank since we started our Farm to Food Bank project last year.
Want to get in on this fun project?
It only takes about two hours of your time on the Saturday of your choice.
and to select dates
work for you.
CanDo seeks volunteers for these fun,
Simply click each description to learn more.
One more person needed for our team of volunteer coordinators.
BITS AND PIECES
We admit it's a bit nerdy, but we think you'll agree that these are works of genius.
SAVE THE DATES
Harvest is in and we can use your help!
Every Wednesday morning, 7:30AM-11AM-ish.
before stopping by.
NAPA FOOD PROJECT
NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATORS' TRAINING
Tuesday, July 11, 6-7:30PM
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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.
BE SPONTANEOUS: COME TO TONIGHT'S TRAINING
Napa Food Project:
Neighborhood Coordinator Training
CanDo's simple, elegant, and immensely successful project has already brought in over 45,000 pounds of food to benefit clients of the
Napa Food Bank.
It hinges on the participation of
Give us just
We'll give you a way to help change your world.
Tuesday, July 11,
or call 949.338.6522
What does a Neighborhood Coordinator do?
New to the project? Watch a brief video.
A. What is your recommendation for disposal of pressure treated lumber?
Q. Treated wood must be taken to a special hazardous waste landfill for disposal.
Due to the chemicals in treated wood and the dangers that they pose to human health and the environment, treated wood waste is regulated as a hazardous waste by the State of California. More info is on the DTSC Treated Wood Waste page. It cannot be disposed of in the trash, nor is it accepted at the Hazardous Waste Facility at the Devlin Road Transfer Station.
Treated wood waste may be taken to the Hay Road Landfill in Vacaville or the Altamont Landfill in Livermore. These are landfills certified to take treated wood waste. Please check directly with these facilities for more details.
PLASTIC FREE JULY
AN EASY WAY TO START GOING PLASTIC-FREE
No matter where you roam, take this
kit with you to avoid single-use plastic. Get creative as you assemble it yourself!
to visit the Plastic Free July website.
Did you take the challenge?
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.
1st NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP
IN THE OXBOW DISTRICT
Napa County Resource Conservation District, Napa County Flood Control, Friends of the Napa River, and Napa Valley CanDo
YOU are intived to take action in keeping the Oxbow District's streets clean and the Napa River healthy! Participate in the first neighborhood cleanup in the Oxbow District on
Thursday, July 13. The cleanup will run from
8am-10am and you're encouraged to come when you can for as long as you'd like. Meet in the Oxbow Commons under the wine train bridge.
, July 13, 8-10AM
LOCATION: Oxbow Commons
call 707.252.4189x3117 or visit their website.
UC Master Gardeners of Napa County
Join Napa MGs in the definitive workshop on growing olive trees in Napa County. You will learn total care and harvest tips for producing and enjoying their tasty fruit and olive oil. Olive trees can also be grown as an ornamental only. This workshop will be held at Big Dog Ranch where you will see a small orchard on country property and learn first hand from the farmer. Find the Napa MGs on
, July 22, 9:30-11:30AM
LOCATION: Big Dog Ranch, 1020 Congress Valley Rd., Napa
NAPA VALLEY WORLD SERIES OF CRICKET
Napa Valley Cricket Club
Join the NVCC at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa for the 6th Annual Napa Valley World Series of Cricket, pitting members from Australia and America (AA) against members from the Rest of the World (ROW). The trophy is currently held by the ROW and who are looking to retain the trophy in 2017 to tie up the total at 3 apiece.
FREE ADMISSION. Bring the family for a fun day filled with supervised kids' activities (jumping castle, games) - an instant cellar drawing - wine by Clos Du Val Winery - beer from Anchor Brewing Company - food from Compadres Rio Grille and much more. Gates Open -
10AM Toss -
10:15am Game starts -
10:30AM Lunch break -
1PM (approx.) Game finishes -
, July 23, 10:30AM-5PM
LOCATION: Napa Valley Expo
Napa Valley Unitarian Fellowship,
Napa Friends Meeting
This is a vigil to witness for peace and sanity, both within our nation and around the world. It is not a protest and we do not interfere with traffic or pedestrians. This vigil has been ongoing since 2004. Come out and express your solidarity with those who resist authoritarianism and militarization. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, a chair if you like, a sign or flag (though they will be provided), and a peaceful heart.
, July 23, 2-4PM
LOCATION: Corners of Third & Soscol, Napa
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID for YOUTH
SPONSOR: Providence St. Joseph Health
Mental Health First Aid trains people 16 and older how to offer help to a young person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. First aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received, or until the crisis resolves. This eight hour course includes a MHFA course manual, a wallet card with action steps, a 3-year certificate of completion and local and national resources. This training is for youth, ages 16 - 24. Please wear comfortable clothing. Lunch will be provided by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Napa both days.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25 and 26, 10AM-2:30PM.
NAPA VOLUNTEER FAIR
Napa Valley Community Housing, CVNL, The Oxbow School
Come to the first-ever Napa Volunteer Fair! This collaborative event will provide an opportunity for individuals to connect with local nonprofit organizations one-on-one. The Fair is free to the public. Participating nonprofits will have tables in the studios and the roll-up doors will be open. Come stroll the beautiful grounds at The Oxbow School and learn about volunteer opportunities and general information about the amazing work nonprofits are doing in Napa County. Whether you're a student, retired, a business owner, or are simply curious about volunteer or board opportunities and want to meet like-minded people in Napa, this is for you and your family!
, August 5, 10AM-2PM
LOCATION: The Oxbow School
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.
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.