QUICKLY SPOT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
This buttery yellow color
Have an hour or two?
CanDo helps make it easy
to make a difference.
See this image?
NAPA VALLEY FOOD BANK
Many thanks to those who've been able to contribute to this effort. As more and more of us have turned to the Food Bank for help these past two months, many for the first time, CanDo has been there to say "Yes: Sharing Food. Building Community."
Stay tuned for information on whether or not a June 13 green bag pick-up is the best move for the Food Bank. We're eager to serve our neighbors, any way we can.
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT ACTIVITY WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING?
There's something in the Napa Valley for everyone.
Read more in this Audubon magazine article.
FOOD RESCUE TEAM
OUR COMMUNITY IS HELPING MORE
THAN EVER BEFORE
You can help.
It takes CanDo volunteers less
than two hours, start to finish,
to collect and deliver fresh
produce donated by Farmers
Market vendors. It all goes
to the Food Bank or to provide
meals for the homeless.
Older teens and families
Choose any Saturday
that works for you,
and to sign up.
"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast
of the mind."
(from "Sand and Foam")
BITS AND PIECES
TEN BEAUTIFUL WORDS FROM OTHER CULTURES
We've loved the
zirimiri we've had the last few days in the Napa Valley.
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HERE'S WHAT YOU
TO GET INVOLVED
Preventing food insecurity: In CanDo's Garden for the Food Bank we grow
fresh, local produce for the CAN-V Food Bank. CanDo's Food Rescue Team collects produce from generous Napa 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. Planning takes place beginning each spring. Lots of ways to help!
hilary or Nancy.
CanDo has a brilliant
program to share food with 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 to
share in CanDo's SPOTLIGHT?
Space permitting, your post may run for up to three weeks leading to the date of your event. Photos you'd
like us to consider MUST be sent as a jpg.
FFI: Learn more and submit event
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: S
unday, 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.
HERE'S ANOTHER BRIGHT SPOT
THROUGH THESE STRANGE DAYS.
It's a Napa project for young and old alike sponsored by
First 5 Napa
the Napa Co. Children
and Families' Commission.
Share the love with LOVE NOTES!
Make and send love notes to the people who need them the most - essential workers (e.g., postal workers, grocery store workers, farm workers), LGBTQ youth, new parents, older people who live alone or in care facilities).
You can give love notes to the people you know or mail love notes to:
First 5 Napa - 1040 Main St., Suite 206, Napa 94559
If you prefer, drop them off.
We'll get them where they need to go!
Cope Family Center, Crosswalk Community Church, or UpValley Family Centers in St. Helena or Calistoga.
Love Notes is a project of First 5 Napa Network's Together Apart Campaign - connecting us through activities that promote positive mental health during this time we are staying apart (together).
Thank you for sharing the love!
Comparte amor con NOTAS DE AMOR
Haz y envía notas de amor a las personas que más lo necesitan: trabajadores esenciales (por ejemplo, trabajadores postales, trabajadores de los supermercados, trabajadores agrícolas) jóvenes LGBTQ, nuevos padres, personas mayores que viven solas o en centros de atención.
Notas de Amor es un proyecto de la campaña de la red de First 5 que nos conecta a través de actividades que promueven la salud mental y positiva durante este tiempo que estamos separados (pero juntos).
Gracias por compartir el amor!
WHERE NAPA COUNTY RESIDENTS IN NEED
CAN ACCESS FOOD DURING COVID-19
Sometimes, it's others who need to rely on the Food Bank to keep food their tables.
And then suddenly, it's we who need a hand.
Last week Napa County officially launched a new food calendar. Many thanks to David Busby, COAD's Food Access co-chair and ED of
Feeding it Forward
for providing the foundational information. Thanks, too, to Kate Moon of COAD and Lacie Johst of the county for bringing it to life technically.
The food calendar can be sorted by city, day, week, or month. It provides information about each food program such as address, time, a description of the program offered and basic eligibility requirements.
The site is in English and Spanish.
Please check it out at:
VOLUNTEERS ON CALL (VOC)
from older teens on up is welcome by COAD, Community Organizations Active in Disaster, to sign-up to be a Volunteer on Call.
STEP 1: Sign up here. Your
information will NEVER be shared with any third party.
STEP 2: We'll send you an invitation to be sworn in via Zoom or in person. It takes less than 20 minutes. This County requirement makes you a Disaster Service Worker and affords you Workers' Comp should you have a mishap during one of COAD's volunteer activities.
STEP 3: Complete and turn in a simple one page form and you're ready to be called up as needs arise.
Share this VOC
with friends and neighbors, They need not be involved with CanDo.
They just need to care.
Spread the word --- not the virus.
HANDLING COVID-19 WASTE
Our community's response to
COVID-19 is creating lots of unusual kinds of waste. Here are simple instructions for how to handle them.
Dispose of single-use antibacterial wipes in the grey landfill cart. These should NEVER be flushed down toilets.
Paper Towels and Tissues
Under normal circumstances, place soiled paper items like these in your green or brown compost cart.
However, if you use them around someone who is sick or after you use them with a non-biodegradable cleaner,
be sure to toss them in the grey landfill cart.
Disposable Masks and Plastic Gloves
These go in your grey landfill cart. They are not recyclable or compostable.
or recycling to
Responses graciously provided by
& Waste Services.
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!
BAY-FRIENDLY GARDEN MONTH
SPONSOR: City of Napa, Napa County RCD
This year, Napa Valley's Bay-Friendly Garden Tour becomes a full Garden Month! Throughout May, please join the Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) and City of Napa Water as we present a suite of online events and resources to inspire local residents to adopt water-wise, sustainable landscaping practices in their own front and back yards.
From the hub at
you will access live, exclusive videos featuring fabulous local gardeners showing off their sites. Additional live workshops with professional landscape designers will allow for in-depth exploration of gardening topics. Other recorded videos and web links will impart Bay-Friendly tips and show off helpful local resources. After the first week's focus on soil, mulch, and compost, events continue on to cover native plants, pollinator habitat, organic edible gardens, sustainable garden design, plant selection, irrigation, and pest management. Additional surprises will be added throughout the month, and all videos will be preserved for later viewing. In lieu of the traditional in-person one-day tour, enjoy some online inspiration during Bay-Friendly Garden Month! Several garden visits will be Facebook Live events. Workshops will be presented via Zoom and registration will be available at the
Bay-Friendly Garden Month home page