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Napa Valley CanDo brings together people from all over the Napa Valley who want to help our communities thrive through volunteerism and community action.  

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 personnal 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 abilites.

 
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 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.

Click here to see CanDo's weekly eNewsletter with community events, playful tidbits, and volunteer opportunities. It's called The CanDo Connection.
 
 

CanDo's 2018 Napa Valley Give!Guide

 

The journey starts here.

 

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Want to learn more about how the Give!Guide works and whether or not it might be a good fit for your Napa County nonprofit? Or are you already eager to apply?

 

ORIENTATIONS:  THURSDAY, MAY 3

10:30 - Noon

Napa County Library - 520 Coombs Street, Napa

 

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Rianda House - 1475 Main Street - St Helena


 

NOTE:  In the past, this orientation has been mandatory for ALL nonprofits. That has changed.

 

This year it is mandatory for the following three groups to 1) send a representative and 2) RSVP:

 

1.  Nonprofits that have never appeared in the Give!Guide.

2.  Nonprofits that have participated in the past, but did NOT participate in 2017.

3.  Nonprofits that participated in 2017, but have new staff or new volunteers designated to coordinate the G!G campaign.

 

If your circumstances meet the criteria above but you do NOT send a representative to the orientation, your nonprofit will not be eligible to apply.

 

OPTION:  Last year's participating nonprofits may send a representative if they choose to do so. Please RSVP.

 

RSVP here.


 

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CanDo's Napa Food Project

 

How is it that there are people in the Napa Valley

who don't have enough to eat? 

   Take a look at this 3 minute video to learn more.


There are two ways to be involved:

1.  Neighborhood Coordinator -  Organize a small group of neighbors to be Food Donors. Each donor gets a reusable Napa Food Project (NFP) bag to store food in. Every two months you pick up their full bag, leave them an empty one, and bring all the bags you collect to a drop-off point where CanDo volunteers receive it. You also send out a two reminders to your Donors during the two months so they don't forget the pickup date. That's all there is to it.

2.  Food Donor - Neighbors give a bag of food every two months. It's incredibly easy, because we supply the bag...and we pick up the food! This provides food pantries with a steady, year-round supply of food and provides donors with the ongoing satisfaction of making a real difference. People also get to know their neighbors, which builds a powerful sense of community. So everyone wins. 

 

Sign up for either at NapaFoodProject.org



Make a powerful and positive difference. Just a couple of hours every other month. Come on...you CanDo it!


FFI:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us or call 707.252.7743
 

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GARDENING FOR THE FOOD BANK

Every Wednesday

9:00 - 11:00 AM

 

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EARTH DAY TRASH CLEANUP

and CELEBRATION

 

Sunday, April 22

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Details here.

 

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2018 GIVE!GUIDE ORIENTATION

 

Thursday, May 3

Two sessions to choose from:

Napa and St. Helena

FFI:  Click here.


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NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATIOR ORIENTATION

Napa Food Project


Tuesday, May 8

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Learn more here.

 

 

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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

 

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Phasing out single use plastic bags countywide