"And now we welcome the new year,
full of things that have never been."
GIVE!GUIDE GIFTS FOR DONORS IN JANUARY
no matter to whom they gave,
received an immediate receipt from CanDo with a gift certificate at the bottom.
It's good for gifts through
generous local businesses
The retail value of these
gifts is over
January 2018, have your receipt with you as you visit these generous community businesses:
Forge Pizza - Napa
Napa Valley Art Supplies
Napa Valley Distillery
Ritual Coffee Roasters
Yo Belle - Downtown
A CanDo member from the very start, sometimes we wish we could claim her as our own, but we're even prouder that Betty shares her energy, experience and drive with many Napa Valley nonprofits. All this in service to the community she loves.
Read about Betty in the Napa Register.
Photo: J.L. Sousa
Happy New Year!
(w/ emphasis on the happy)
What if your intentions for the days and weeks ahead (let alone the rest of your life) include a focus on happiness?
BITS AND PIECES
It was hard to see sometimes, but 2017 was a year of substantial victories in global health, conservation, living standards, and
Read about 99 of them
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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.
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 river and streams 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.
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.
WE'RE OVER THE (SUPER) MOON!
As of midnight, Dec. 31, the close of the
campaign, donations totaled
That exceeds last year's record by over $90,000 and included more than $17,000.00 for Napa Valley CanDo. Like we said, we're over the moon with gratitude.
The Give!Guide total is likely to rise a bit over the next few days as checks postmarked by Dec. 31 arrive. We'll let you know a final figure next week.
We are all a part of one
kind and very giving community.
One Week from Today:
Neighborhood Coordinator Training for
NAPA FOOD PROJECT
By now you probably know that CanDo's Napa Food Project relies on the generosity of two kinds of volunteers. The first is a Food Donor who commits to leaving leaving a green bag of non-perishable food outside their front door every two months.
The second is a Neighborhood Coordinator (NC) That's the neighbor who picks-up the green bags and delivers them to the Food Bank. Without Neighborhood Coordinators, all that food would simply sit on front porches.
Once you get started, a Neighborhood Coordinator's commitment is for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, every two months - and on average, each NC brings in enough food for 100 meals
during each pick-up
Our next 90-minute Neighborhood Coordinator Training will be held Tuesday, January 9, 6-7:30PM in Napa. Not quite sure how it works?
Watch a 3-minute video here.
Kindly write "NC Training" in the subject line.
Days of Action and Compassion
January 14/15, 2018
WHAT'S YOUR PASSION?
Whether it's bicycles, trees, meditation, house building, gardening or climate change,
we've got a gig for you.
Join us as we help our community thrive.
: If you have a special project needing volunteer help on Jan. 15, or wish to offer an educational opportunity, you can list it on the CVNL website
INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES: With hundreds of other locals,
celebrate MLK Jr.'s vision of community through volunteer activities, thought-provoking movies, discussion groups and educational opportunities.
You can sign up for the activity of your choice
or just come to St. John the Baptist Parish Hall
at 924 Napa Street, Napa, on Monday Jan. 15, 2018, 9:30AM-5:00PM. Stay just as long as works with your schedule!
: Come for a joyous, non-denominational celebration of our accomplishments and our resilient community on Monday Jan. 15, 7PM, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 960 Caymus Street, Napa.
You might bookmark the
and keep checking back. New opportunities are being added all the time.
Learn more about Napa's
MLK Days of Action and Compassion on Facebook.
Print English or Spanish flyers
us w/ MLK as the subject.
SAVE THE DATES
CanDo's NAPA FOOD PROJECT
Neighborhood Coordinator Training
Tues., Jan. 9, 6-7:30PM Napa
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Days of Action and Compassion
Sunday, Jan. 14, 6PM -
Monday, Jan. 15 -
Community Celebration 7PM
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.
DOKTOR KABOOM IN
"LOOKOUT, SCIENCE IS COMING"
E & M Presents
Nothing says science quite like KABOOM! E & M presents two shows of Doktor Kaboom in "Lookout SCIENCE is Coming" at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center. "Lookout ..." is an interactive, entertaining, comedic and educational show for kids, ages 5 and over. This one hour performance includes a series of surprisingly spectacular and often successful demonstrations of the physical sciences, with a focus on the scientific method, including a homage to tabletop catapult, illusions of the mind and chemical reactions.
DAY/DATE/TIMES: Sunday, January 14, 1-2:30PM and
LOCATION: Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
COST: Reserved seating $25, General seating $18
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: E&M would love to have volunteers for these shows. Volunteers need to arrive 1:15 before each show, and assist kids with arts activities before the shows. White tops, black skirts or pants. Please RSVP your participation as a volunteer.
WOMEN'S ANNIVERSARY MARCH
NAPA VALLEY 2018
Women's March Napa Valley
On January 20, 2018, Women's March Napa Valley will join a national movement to unify and empower those who stand for women's rights, human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. Women's March Napa Valley 2018 will be non-partisan and peaceful and will give people the opportunity to stand in solidarity for the American values we represent.
10AM - Gather near Napa City Hall on School St. between 1st and 3rd
11AM - Rally at Napa Valley Expo with music, speakers and more!
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 20,10AM
LOCATION: Napa City Hall on School St. between 1st and 3rd Streets
2018 NAPA COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR
(Mandatory for prospective student participants)
Napa County Office of Education
The Napa County Science Fair (May 12, 2018) is an opportunity to celebrate the exploration and creativity of 5-8 grade students in the area of science education. Participating students also have the opportunity to win prizes donated by local businesses. Families are encouraged to attend. Students who wish to participate in the Fair need to attend the Science Fair Preparation Workshop on February 10, 2018. An adult chaperone must be responsible for students. Students can register for the Preparation Workshop here.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 10, 9-10:30AM
LOCATION: The Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley,
BLUE FOR GOLD - CRAB FEED AND AUCTION
SPONSOR: NHS Athletic Booster Club
This year's event includes: salad, crab and steak dinner, DJ after dessert...dancing is back! Games...Wine Pull and Wine Toss make you a guaranteed winner. Wine provided on each dining table to help kick dinner off. Specialty cocktails provided by The Perfect Puree, and the return of the Golden Ticket to win a live auction item!
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 24, 5-11PM
Heritage Hall, Yountville Community Center,
6515 Washington Street
FFI: For information and tickets visit their website.