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 the activity is a good fit, that is to say compatible with your interests and abilities.

 Napa Valley CanDo
A vibrant grassroots community service organization!
 

Napa Valley CanDo connects, inspires and empowers neighbors to take positive action in order to help our community thrive. We're strong, creative, all-volunteer and growing quickly. Through our weekly email newsletter, The CanDo Connection, we feature "done-in-a-day" and family-friendly volunteer opportunities. So many of you want to help; we figure it's our job to make it easy.

Some of these come at the request of local nonprofits seeking volunteers. Others are based on CanDo's own projects which grow out of the interests of our members as we identify unmet community needs. We also spotlight exciting community events. We have no dues and no required service hours.

Click here to see and sign-up for CanDo's weekly The CanDo Connection.

 

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 For Information regarding 2020 Give!Guide Participation

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MANDATORY 90-minute Orientation August 6 (via Zoom)

for new and NPOs re-applying following a hiatus.

Must RSVP to receive Zoom link.

 

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WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH CanDo's NAPA VALLEY FOOD PROJECT?

 

The good news is that our community is strong and caring, as evidenced by the more than $14,000 dollars our members have donated to CANV's Napa Valley Food Bank.

 


The not-so-good news is that Shirley King, the Food Bank's remarkable Program Director, has evaluated the current situation and determined that it is in best interest of food distribution efforts that we cancel the August 8 pick up. 

 


The reasoning is clear. Public Health is still the foremost concern in everyone's mind. COVID-19 cases in the county are growing. Some closures have been reinstated. Right now, bringing in 100s of bags of food from all over Napa and quarantining that food before it can be sorted, along with having to limit the number of volunteers who would sort. It just doesn't make sense.

 


Meanwhile, the Food Bank, with the crucial help of the National Guard, continues to do amazing work to meet the needs in our community of those who find themselves food insecure. They are keeping the 7 pantries stocked in most of the basics, offering free food days, and delivering to seniors. They contribute to food distribution at local churches, Boys and Girls Clubs and other distribution points from Calistoga and Berryessa to American Canyon.

 


Once again, we are grateful to see the CanDo community answer the call. Anyone interested in fighting local food insecurity with a cash donation may send a check payable to Napa Valley Food Bank, 1766 Industrial Way, Napa, CA 94558.  Please write CanDo on the memo line.

 

 

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CanDo Suggests a Few Ways to Help

During COVID-19

 

Self-care

Maintain physical distancing but stay socially connected.

Shelter-at-home as much as possible.

Wash hands frequently.

If you need to leave home, wear a face cover.

Check in on friends.

Seek out the small pleasures,

“sun breaks,” that brighten your day.

 

 

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During this COVID-19 crisis, Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) and Napa Valley CanDo have created a way for Napa County residents to stand up and say, “I want to help.” It’s Volunteers on Call.


With the situation changing so rapidly, we need to be ready to respond with dispatch. With your help, we can.


Complete this simple form to be listed. Your contact information will NEVER be shared with third parties. Instead, we’ll reach out as needs arise. You always have the option to opt out if an opportunity doesn’t feel like the right fit.

 

Please share the VOC link with others.


Spread the word – not the virus!

  

  

Let's do all we CanDo to take care of one another.

 

 

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Increasing charitable donations to local nonprofits

 

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Building Community and Sharing Food

 

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Growing fresh produce

for distribution

through local Food Banks


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Cleaning-up our river and creeks