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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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!

  

 

COVID FACE COVERS

 

Sew Face Covers

"Wearing a mask when you need to be out of your house

is an act of community solidarity,

showing people around you that you care about protecting them

as much as keeping yourself protected.

And it's an empowering chance to exercise creativity

and personality during a time of uncertainty."


- Enkhbayar Munkh-Erdene

"Community Solidarity Through Homemade Face Masks"

Yes! Magazine

 

Across the valley, neighbors are pitching in to sew colorful face covers for folks they don't even know. Go to Operation: With LOVE from HOME’s website for more information including suggestions for hygiene while sewing and patterns. See flyer here.


Supporting them in this effort, Napa Valley CanDo, Operation: With Love From Home, and Napa Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), have joined forces to make it easy to get all those face covers to the valley residents most in need.

 

 

 

Have Your Face Covers Picked-up
Right at Your Front Door

If you’ve been sewing face covers and want them to go to those most in need, CanDo's ace volunteers from our green bag project will pick them up! Just leave them outside your front door in a paper bag. How easy is that? 


Simply fill out this form to reserve a pick up for any Saturday, 9-11AM, now through May 30. Reserve your pick-up by the Thursday prior to your selected Saturday. We ask for pick-ups of ten or more face covers.


If you prefer, you may drive-through and drop off face covers directly to Operation: With Love From Home volunteers. Drop-offs are at Storage Pro, 626 California Blvd., Napa on the same Saturdays 9AM-noon. 

 

 

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

 

 

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 For Information regarding 2020 Give!Guide Participation

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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