This buttery yellow color indicates volunteer
See this image?
"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree
a long time ago."
FARM TO FOOD BANK
HELP IS NEEDED
every Saturday in July and beyond
for just 1-1/2 hours.
Doing what, you ask?
We pick up produce donations from friendly Farmers' Market vendors, then drive them to the Napa
You'll always be working with an experienced volunteer.
and to sign up.
This is a great gig for teens!
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SAVE THE DATES
GARDENING FOR THE NAPA FOOD BANK
Early every Wednesday morning.
CVNL VOLUNTEER FAIR
Sat., June 16
Fuller Park - Napa
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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CanDo Connection is filled
events to help you connect
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.
Since its inception in June 2016, CanDo's Napa Food Project
of non-perishable food
to the Napa Food Bank
to share with
According to Food Bank Executive Director, Shirley King,
the quality of the food we're bringing in
is the best she has ever seen.
To the nearly 900 Food Donors and
90 Neighborhood Coordinators - all volunteers - who make this possible:
- You make a difference for thousands of neighbors.
- You put into action the care and compassion of this community.
- Your actions give us one more reason to be proud to live in the Napa Valley.
Kudos to us all!
to be very pleased or delighted with oneself (Brit)
us. We'd love to help you get involved.
NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATOR ORIENTATION:
Tuesday, July 10, 6-7:30PM
or call 707.252.7743
Meet representatives from CanDo and
dozens of other terrific, local nonprofits.
Explore ways to make a difference as a volunteer.
SPONSOR: Napa Center for Volunteer
and Nonprofit Leadership.
Saturday, 10AM-1:30PM in beautiful Fuller Park
Jefferson and Oak Street
Join neighbors interested in
making a difference,
just like you are
Be sure to drop by the CanDo table and say "Hi!"
Click here for a list of participating nonprofits.
Here's a peek at CanDo's amazing Food Bank garden crew. We're
learning about irrigation from Carol.
Why help out in our Food Bank garden?
It's relaxing. It's educational. It
helps our neighbors in need.
Besides, we're a pretty fun group to work with!
Join us early any Wednesday morning.
1226A Salvador Avenue
Soon we'll be adding a Saturday morning harvest, too.
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
Volunteer at 2018
on Sunday, July 29! Two hundred volunteers are need 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.
SUMMER NIGHTS AT THE RLS MUSEUM
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
On Friday nights in June enjoy a unique evening at the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum as they open their doors late for the first time ever. The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum will open their doors to the community in the evening for friends, neighbors, and fellow Stevensonians to explore the museum and its exhibits. If you have never visited the RLS Museum before, are overdue for a return visit, or looking for an activity before dinner, then this event is for you! Light refreshments provided. Admission is free.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Fridays, June 15, 22, 29, 5-7PM
LOCATION: 1490 Library Lane, St Helena
FFI: Email, call 707.963.3757 or visit their website.
GET TO KNOW OUR ASSEMBLY MEMBER
League of Women Voters of Napa County
The Community is invited to get to know Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, California Assembly Member for Napa County (District 4).
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 23, Doors open at 9:30AM. Light fare served 10-10:45. Talk and Q&A 11-noon.
LOCATION: McCarthy Library Community Room, Napa Valley College
FFI: Email or call 707.707.337.5741.
ST. HELENA COMMUNITY BAND
CONCERTS IN THE PARKS
SPONSOR: St. Helena Community Band
Enjoy free music in the great outdoors at
Pioneer and Lyman
parks in Calistoga and St. Helena.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Sunday, July 1, 3PM
LOCATION: Pioneer Park/Calistoga
DAY/DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 4, 5PM
LOCATION: Lyman Park, St. Helena -
Concerts 90 minutes.
or visit their
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.
Learn more and
submit your event here
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Sunday, 6PM for the following Tuesday's blast.