HERE COMES THE 2015 Napa Valley Give!Guide
Get ready. Get set. Give!
In 2013, CanDo's Give!Guide helped raise $106,000 for 40 nonprofits serving Napa County residents. In 2014, donations grew to an astonishing $235,000. After our recent kick-off organizational gathering, we're eagerly embarking on year three.
Local nonprofits interested in applying for the 2015 edition have been chomping at the bit. We're excited to announce dates for mandatory orientations in mid-May.
a. Organizations who have never appeared in the Give!Guide but wish to learn more must attend a ninety minute orientation on Friday, May 15 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the NV Community Foundation (3299 Claremont, Napa). NPOs need to be 501(c)3s in good standing for at least two years and serve residents of Napa County.
b. Organizations which have already appeared in at least one of the two previous editions of the Guide must attend a one hour orientation, either Wednesday, May 13 at the Napa County Library, 580 Coombs Street, or Thursday, May 14 at the Carnegie Building, corner of Oak and Adams in St. Helena. Both of these sessions are from 11:00 AM - noon.
This is gonna be fun.
Napa Valley Give!Guide
Honored with Community Award
More than 200 guests attended ceremonies at Copia to present the 2014 Community Awards. The Napa Chamber of Commerce and Mechanics Bank honored Hilary Zunin and the CanDo Give!Guide Team with an award for "Special Project Recognition" for the innovative project that helped raise over $100,000 in November and December for 40 local nonprofit organizations.
"We set out to inspire a community of givers. With a dedicated team of CanDo volunteers, including four member of last year's Leadership Napa Valley class, and a strong collaborative effort on the part of the nonprofits, we did just that," said Zunin.
"To work with the extraordinary Give!Guide volunteers was honor enough. To be recognized for our efforts by the Chamber and Mechanics Bank, well that's the proverbial icing on the cake."
Save the Dates
Saturday, April 25
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Four Napa locations
FFI: Click here
GETTING THE GIVE!GUIDE GOING
Monday, May 4
6:00 - 7:30 PM
A gaggle of dedicated Give!Guide volunteers are helping raise funds and awareness for 40 fabulous local nonprofits. Join us.
Welcome to Napa Valley CanDo
A vibrant grassroots community service organization!
Napa Valley CanDo brings together people from all over the Napa Valley who want to help our communities thrive through volunteerism and community action. We're strong, creative, and growing quickly! We have no dues and no required service hours. We don't even meet on a regular basis as a whole.
What do we do? We feature "done-in-a-day" and family-friendly volunteer opportunities. Some of these come at the request of local nonprofits seeking volunteers. Others are generated out of the creative interests of our members. We also spotlight exciting community events.
Click here to see volunteer opportunities listed in this week's eBlast
CanDo Spirit Award Winner
The CanDo Spirit is alive and well in Napa County.
The CanDo Spirit Award, generously sponsored by the Napa Valley Vintners with a $1000 prize, celebrates outstanding work performed by an exceptional, young professional in the Napa County nonprofit sector. All Napa County nonprofits were invited to nominate an employee age 30 or younger. Sarahid Rivera Vazquez of Legal Aid of Napa Valley is this year's winner.
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.