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NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY
CanDo's December green bag pick-up is Saturday, December 14! Help us bring in food donated every two months by nearly a thousand generous CanDoers.
This volunteer opportunity suitable for middle school and teens as well as adults. Eight slots are reserved for students.
Sat., Dec. 14 9:30-noon
: Napa Food Bank - 1766 Industrial Way - Napa
NEXT GREEN BAG
PICK-UP: SAT., DEC. 14
Here are the Food Bank's most needed foods for December.
- 100% juice (in plastic containers)
- Canned fruit in water
- Canned protein
- "Meals in a can" (chili and stew)
"You cannot do a kindness too soon because
you never know
it will be too late."
BITS AND PIECES
|Addicted To Love
94 years young when this was filmed and recorded in 2011.
Learn more about Raymond here.
Don't be like
Email questions about Curbside Composting
or recycling to
Responses graciously provided by
Tim Dewey-Mattia, Napa Recycling
& Waste Services.
GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT THE FESTIVE NAPA FARMERS MARKET
And help our community at the same time!
Lend a hand as CanDo volunteers pick up fresh fresh fruits
and vegetables from
Farmers Market vendors
and take them to the
Shelter and the
Napa Food Bank.
Any Saturday year-round.
South Napa Century Center
195 Gasser Drive
to learn more or to
Teens and older, supervised children are welcome.
HERE'S WHAT YOU
TO GET INVOLVED
CanDo's Garden for the Food Bank
fresh, local produce for the CAN-V Food Bank. We also collect produce from generous Farmers' Market vendors for the Food Bank and Homeless Shelter.
Waterway Keepers began as a CanDo project. Now it's orchestrated by our friends at the Napa Co. Resource Conservation District. Volunteers 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 brilliant way to help share food with neighbors in need.
ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE,
IT'S GIVING TUESDAY!
Starting at $10, you can support CanDo and 45 other remarkable local nonprofits.
It's the easiest way to do a world of good
right here at home.
Read more in today's Napa Register
CREATING KINDNESS YOU'RE INVITED
Young artists from several
nonprofits recently responded to
What does kindness
look and feel like?
Participants included little ones through teens served by NEWS, Loving Animals Providing Smiles, Community Resources for Children, Napa Valley Community Housing, Teens Connect, Napa Farmers Market and ParentsCAN .
An exhibition of some of their works, curated by Shelly Hanan of ParentsCAN, is open to the public in the Children's Room of the Napa County Library throughout December.
On Wednesday, December 4th at 5:30, some of the young artists and family members will gather in the children's room to celebrate being part of a kind and generous community. You're cordially invited to stop by.
Dec. 4, 5:30PM
LOCATION: Napa Co. Library Children's Room - 580 Coombs St. - Napa
Shelly 707.220.3050 or hilary 707.252.7743
To learn more about ParentsCAN and 45 other local nonprofits making a difference in Napa County, visit:
HOUSING MEETING THIS WEEK
We think these Napa projects deserve your support
: Heritage House and Valle Verde Apartments
LOCATION: North end of Valle Verde Dr. (old Sunrise Assisted Living building)
: Gasser Foundation, Burbank Housing, and Abode Services
Heritage House remodels an old, unused building into 66 apartments (58 studios & 8 1 bedroom) for much needed supportive housing for people in the City of Napa. Thirty-three units will be supportive housing for previously homeless people. The remaining apartments will be for people with very-low incomes. Support staff will be available 24/7. Only residents who are capable of living independently will be offered residency.
Valle Verde Apartments will include 24 homes (1, 2 and 3
bedroom apartments). There will be a community room with resident services on-site. Families earning up to 60% of area median income will be eligible.
We know how
the need is for affordable housing in Napa. You can show your support by attending what is likely to be a dynamic public hearing. Can't make it? S
end a message to the Planning Commissioners or City Council. See contact information here.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Thursday, December 5, 6
City Council Chamber, 955 School St. - Napa
all or text Grania at 707.480.0174.
CanDo's GARDEN FOR THE FOOD BANK
Welcomes new co-coordinators, Teresa and Chris
How does our garden grow?
Spectacularly, thanks to over 15 dedicated volunteer gardeners who show up week after week to grow fresh, organic produce for our local Food Bank.
Among them are Chris (center) and Teresa (right), who have agreed to take over as co-coordinators of the project. Karen (far left) is happy to pass along this responsibility to two such dedicated, energetic and competent volunteers!
Here's to many more years of gardening and many more tons of fresh vegetables for our hungry neighbors.
THANK YOU, CHRIS AND TERESA!
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Events and Volunteer Opportunities
from Other Groups Around the Valley
Tell 'em you heard about it through CanDo!
Note: Posting 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. Explore! Enjoy! Get involved!
BICYCLE RODEO: MT GEORGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SPONSOR: Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
Bicycling Rodeo (delivered to rotating classes of students over several hours) is usually 5-6 hour, 1 day per week, event. It briefs students in the classroom on proper bicycle safety, then gives them the opportunity to apply their knowledge on a set-up bicycle course on their school property. This course is laid out by SRTS with cones and includes real world obstacles such as crosswalks, railroad crossings, stop signs, and so on.
Volunteers needed for fitting helmets, set-up, operating signs, directing students, moving/maintaining bicycles, cleanup. Time commitment: 5-6 hours max / 1 day.
Be prepare for cool mornings, hot sun in afternoon, lots of standing, excited kids.
DATE: Tues., Dec. 3.
: Coventry Presbyterian Church
Based on the beloved film, this heartwarming live adaptation, staged by Lucky Penny, features music by Meredith Wilson, creator of the
Music Man. It's the story of a little girl who believes in the magic of Christmas, a man who believes he's the real Kris Kringle, and a mother who needs to believe in love again.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30PM silent auction/7PM curtain
LOCATION: Lucky Penny Community Arts Center 1758 Industrial Way, Suite 208 - Napa
TICKETS: $40 adults, half price 12-years-old and younger
FFI: 707.255.9426 (9-noon) or visit their
PRIDE & JOY HOLIDAY GIVING
SPONSOR: Horizon Foundation
This year, Horizons Foundation will once again join forces with Jewish Family and Children's Services of the East Bay (JFCSEB) to provide holiday gifts for LGBTQ refugees who have recently relocated to the Bay Area. Despite the decidedly unwelcoming restrictions of current federal immigration policies, this year no fewer than 40 LGBTQ individuals have come through the official resettlement program at JFCSEB - the only one of its kind in the country - and we want to give them a warm Bay Area welcome from their new neighbors and LGBTQ community.
DATE: Donations accepted through December 14.
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Or do you have a fundraiser, educational opportunity,
or fun event you'd like to
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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.