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Easing the path from intent to action  

The CanDo Connection                                                                 July 11, 2017
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We've so appreciated 
your comments on 
CanDo's Napa Valley Give!Guide. 
Thank you. We'd love to receive a few more.

What is it about CanDo's 
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  to 
remain anonymous, 
just let us know. 

Email us.
Deadline July 15. Kindly write TESTIMONIAL 
in the subject line.


Life is
not so much what you
accomplish, as what
you overcome."

~ Robin Roberts

This buttery yellow color indicates volunteer opportunities.  



Consumer Reports helps 
us figure out how to 
take control 
of car repairs 
without being taken 
f or a ride.

Thank you!

CanDo acknowledges
Mark and  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.

 Click  here  for details 
and to select dates 
that  work for you. 

CanDo seeks volunteers  for these fun, 
time-limited jobs. 
Simply click each description to learn more.

One more person needed for our team of volunteer coordinators.
FFI:  Email
or call 707.252.7743


We admit it's a bit nerdy, but we think you'll agree that these are works of genius.

Save the Date

IN CanDo's
Harvest is in and we can use your help!
Every Wednesday morning, 7:30AM-11AM-ish.
FFI: Please  Email us before stopping by.  
Tuesday, July 11, 6-7:30PM
FFI:  Click here.


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The CanDo Connection is 
filled with volunteer 
opportunities and events to help you connect with community. 

We grow fresh, local produce for the Napa Food Bank. Email Karen or Betty.

Waterways Keepers help maintain our rivers and stream to keep them vibrant and alive. Email Margret.

Raises funds and awareness for local nonprofits in a year-end giving campaign. Email hilary or Nancy.

CanDo has a whole new way to help the Food Bank feed neighbors in need. Email Marilyn. 

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 
Neighborhood Coordinators.
Give us just  90-minutes. 
We'll give you a way to help change your world. 

Tuesday, July 11,  6-7:30PM
FFI:   Email or call 949.338.6522

What does a Neighborhood  Coordinator do?
Read FAQs here

  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.



No matter where you roam, take this  clever  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? 
Spotlight - Stars
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 opportunities and  programs we feel may be of interest to our readers.  
SPONSOR:  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.
DAY/DATE/TIME:  Thursday , July 13, 8-10AM
LOCATION:  Oxbow Commons  
FFI:   Email or  call 707.252.4189x3117 or visit their website.
SPONSOR:  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 Facebook.
DAY/DATE/TIME:  Saturday , July 22, 9:30-11:30AM
LOCATION:  Big Dog Ranch, 1020 Congress Valley Rd., Napa
COST:  $5  
FFI:   Email,  call 707.253.4221, or visit their website.
SPONSOR:  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 - 4PM (approx)
DAY/DATE/TIME:  Sunday , July 23, 10:30AM-5PM
LOCATION:  Napa Valley Expo   
FFI:   Email or  call 707.227.4273 or visit their website.
SPONSOR:  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.
DAY/DATE/TIME:  Sunday , July 23, 2-4PM
LOCATION:  Corners of Third & Soscol, Napa  
FFI:   Email or  call 707.28.8634 or visit their website.
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.
FFI:  Email, call 707.479.1734 or visit their website. 
SPONSOR:  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!
DAY/DATE/TIME:  Saturday , August 5, 10AM-2PM
LOCATION:  The Oxbow School
FFI:   Email or  call 707.252.6222 or visit their website.

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.