NAPA FOOD PROJECT
NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATOR ORIENTATION
Drop by. Give us 90 minutes;
we'll give you a simple way to make a powerful difference
for hungry neighbors.
Tues. July 10, 6-7:30PM
2780 Pike Dr. - Napa
r call 252.7743
You want to help.
We make it easy.
This buttery yellow color indicates volunteer
See this image?
- William Carlos Williams
FARM TO FOOD BANK
STONE FRUIT IS HEAVY, MAN!
As much as we love the bins full of beautiful peaches and nectarines that farmers are donating to the Food Bank,
it's a workout for just two people to move them around.
A 3rd person is needed this Saturday, July 14, 12:15-1:30
PLEASE JOIN US
for this fast and fun gig on the Saturday of
You'll always be working with
an experienced volunteer.
and to sign up.
Teens and older (supervised) children welcome!
HOW TO STORE FOOD WITHOUT PLASTIC
for an enlarged version of
BITS AND PIECES
This UC San Francisco scientist is a real fungi.
SAVE THE DATES
GARDENING FOR THE
NAPA FOOD BANK
Early every Saturday morning for an hour or two.
NAPA FOOD PROJECT
Neighborhood Coordinator Orientation
Tuesday, July 10
HERE'S WHAT YOU
TO GET INVOLVED
We grow fresh, local produce for the Napa Food Bank.
Karen or Betty.
Waterway Keepers began as a CanDo project. Now it's orchestrated by our friends at the Napa Co. RCD. 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 whole new way to help the Food Bank feed neighbors in need.
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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.
THE GOOD WORD
EVERY nonprofit agency in Napa County, whether involved in the 2018 Give!Guide or not, is eligible to nominate one outstanding employee. Nominees must be age 30 or younger as of November 1, 2018. Full-time is defined as working at least 25 hours per week for one year.
Applications are available
. There are two parts, one for the nominating Napa County nonprofit and one for the nominee. Due July 20.
If you know of a nonprofit doing great work, make sure they know about this fabulous way to honor a young employee.
OXBOW DISTRICT CLEANUP
Let's make the Oxbow sparkle.
(Thanks to John for pointing out an error in the day/date for this event in last week's blast.)
Volunteers cordially invited to this family-friendly event.
Sign-in at the Welcome table located under the Soscol Bridge at Oxbow Commons.
Waivers needed for those under 18, signed by a parent or guardian. ***
This event is proudly sponsored by Waterway Keepers, now a consortium of local agencies and nonprofits that care about the environment and put their words into action: Watershed Information & Conservation Council, Friends of the Napa River, Napa Co. Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Napa Co. Resource Conservation District, and Napa Valley CanDo.
for info and waivers or
Guadalupe w/ questions.
View and print a flyer
FOOD BANK GARDEN
Harvesters Needed On Saturday Mornings:
Introduce your kids to gardening!
Come to the garden in the cool of the morning.
Help us pick for an hour or two, take some yummy fresh produce home with you, and know that you're helping fellow Napans who are in need.
Teens and supervised children are welcome.
Please wear shoes with closed toes
(no sandals, please);
bring a water bottle,
hat and sunscreen.
We'll provide gloves and all the tools.
We usually start at 8:00, or earlier,
depending on how hot it is!
1226A Salvador Avenue
DONE WEEK ONE:
DONE AND DUSTED
That must be an Aussie term, but we all know what it means: we're already into the second week of
Plastic Free July.
Camille did. She said,
"I'm making my own yogurt! Buying Strauss milk in a glass container. Then you can turn them in at Whole Foods. Strauss milk in glass containers
is now sold at Safeway and Raley's, too."
and tell us what you'll give up this July
to help the Earth.
Write "Plastic Free" in the subject line.
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!
SPONSOR: NAPA COUNTY LANDMARKS
Nearly two hundred volunteers are needed to help the magic happen. Porchfest brings Napa neighbors and friends together on downtown porches to enjoy local music, food and friendship. Turn off the technology and wander outside. Enjoy historic downtown Napa. Revel in the music and the fresh air. Two hour shifts cover the day from 10:30-6:30PM. Sign-up now.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Sunday, July 29 12:30-5PM
LOCATION: Old Town Napa
Learn more about Porchfest
. Visit their Facebook page. Volunteer here.
WILD NAPA - TRIVIA NIGHT
SPONSOR: Napa County Resource
With Special Guest MC Ted Davidson, put all of your hard-earned Napa wildlife knowledge to the test! This month's WILD Napa will feature an interactive pub-style trivia game. Come alone or come with a team of up to six ringers and compete to see who knows the most about local Napa County wildlife.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 11, 7-9PM
or visit their
FAMILY BIKING WORKSHOPS
SPONSOR: Napa County Bicycle Coalition
The Napa County Bicycle Coalition is hosting two FREE Family Biking Workshops on July 21st in Napa and American Canyon. Each workshop is a two hour event where kids and their parents learn the basics of bicycle skills, safety and maintenance from a nationally certified cycling instructor.
DAY/DATE: Saturday, July 21
Vintage High, 10AM-noon; Donaldson Way Elementary School (AmCan), 2-4PM.
or visit their
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Sunday, 6PM for the following Tuesday's blast.