QUICKLY SPOT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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Have an hour or two?
CanDo helps make it easy
to make a difference.
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"This is a time of mourning, deep pain and despair
in the wake of
George Floyd's senseless
and horrific murder. This is a time of reawakening to our nation's history of racism and social economic injustices. This is a time of listening to the many who have not had
a voice or feel connected to community.
This is a time for
self reflection of our individual and community biases. This is a time we come together in person, in spirit, in peaceful protest. This is the time we seek solutions for dignity and justice without distinction.
This is the time."
What is it, really?
In 1989, Peggy McIntosh's seminal
"Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" was first published.
Now, 31 years later, her work is more relevant than ever as we strive to understand and address institutionalized racism.
based on her work.
How many of these statements apply to you?
FOOD RESCUE TEAM
HELP CanDo GET FOOD
TO HUNGRY NEIGHBORS
It takes CanDo volunteers less
than two hours, start to finish,
to collect and deliver fresh
produce donated by Farmers
It all goes
to the Napa Food Bank or to provide
for the homeless.
Older teens and families
Choose any Saturday
that works for you,
and to sign up.
or recycling to
Responses graciously provided by
& Waste Services.
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.
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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.
"As long as poverty, injustice
and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us
can truly rest."
--- Nelson Mandela
... and none of us SHOULD truly rest.
-- NV CanDo
BITS AND PIECES
A SPECIAL PLACE INDEED
On Sunday May 31,
Napa Police posted a photo of Chief Robert Plummer on one knee, speaking with demonstrators. The picture was accompanied with
"We are with you. #GeorgeFloyd #NapaStrong."
Napa County Young
Farmers and Ranchers
Here's an exclusive
just for you --
FREE BEET PLANTS!
Young Farmers & Ranchers received 2,000 beet starts
from an industry partner.
CanDo is working with YF&R to find good homes
Here's the catch: they're available this week only.
Deadline for pick-up is THIS FRIDAY, June 5th.
First five people to reach out can
receive a box of 400 plants!
Great handout activity for summer camps,
garden projects, community or food bank gardens, etc.
YF&R Community Outreach Coordinator
Camille will arrange for delivery or meet-up on a case by case basis, depending on where you are located.
Napa County Young Farmers and Ranchers are active,
vital members of the Napa County Farm Bureau.
Find out more about them here.
VOLUNTEERS ON CALL
During the COVID-19 crisis, Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) has created a way for Napa County residents to stand up and say, "I want to help." It's Volunteers on Call (VOC).
The situation changes rapidly, so we need to be ready to respond with dispatch. With your help, we can. Last week we sent volunteers to pack and deliver food boxes, work with our data base, support medical staff at the COVID test site, phone fellow volunteers, research apps to make VOC even more effective, and assist with the 2020 census.
Want to help? Simply complete the form at the link below. Your contact information will NEVER be shared with third parties. Instead, we'll reach out as needs arise. Then you select those opportunities that seem to you to be a good fit.
with friends and neighbors.
They need not be involved with CanDo.
They just need to care.
Spread the word --- not the virus.
For more information, click here.
NAPA VALLEY FOOD PROJECT
JUNE 13 PICK-UP
As disappointing as it is for many of us, Shirley King, Program Director of CAN-V's Napa Valley Food Bank is clear. It is in the best interests of public health and the Food Bank's mission to forego CanDo's June 13 green bag collection.
At this time, individuals are asked NOT to drop off donations at the warehouse or pantry.
Our next pick-up is scheduled for August 8. Let's hope that all sorts of conditions are better by then so that we can lovingly place green bags outside our front doors once again.
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!
DIG DEEPER SUMMER LIBRARY ADVENTURE
SPONSOR: Napa County Library
All ages are invited to join the Summer Library Adventure at the Napa County Library. This year's theme is "Dig Deeper, Read!" The community is invited to read, investigate and discover new books, materials and events at your local library this summer either virtually or in person. Registration for the 2020 Summer Library Adventure runs through August 31st. Sign up online at
Now through August 31st
Napa Main Library, 580 Coombs Street
VIRTUAL BOOK READING WITH AMITA LHAMO
Death Positive Event Series
Amita Lhamo of the Mandorla Project, will explore ways we can develop kindness even when we feel afraid. As a hospice chaplain she found an abundance of love and compassion which taught her that kindness is always available. She will read stories from her award winning book,
Dandelions Blooming in the Cracks of Sidewalks: Stories from the Bedside of the Dying, to initiate a conversation about some of the qualities of kindness or presence that we can offer at any time.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 4, 6:30-8PM
VIRTUAL DEATH CAFE NAPA
Death Positive Event Series
Pre-Pandemic Death Café Napa was a place for friends and strangers to come together in a relaxed, safe and supportive setting to talk about death & dying while enjoying tea & cake. Now we've gone virtual! Please join Anne Jungerman and co-host Anne House, Volunteer Services Manager at Collabria Care online. Yet, there will still be a group-directed conversation with no set agenda, theme or objective, offering everyone a chance to share ideas, opinions & questions about death. Please note: This is a discussion group, not a grief support or bereavement counseling session.
for more info.
Thursday, June 18, 6:30-8:30PM