- Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine
Napa Valley CanDo’s 2019 Give!Guide
Inspiring a Community of Givers
Napa Valley CanDo has been inspiring community action for over ten years. A grassroots effort to effect change through individual actions, CanDo orchestrates volunteer projects addressing everyday social challenges.
CanDo’s annual Give!Guide uses a catalog and website to centralize end-of-year giving. In six years, the Give!Guide has generated over 1.8 million dollars. We recently asked donors what prompts them to give. Responses were informative and inspiring.
Why People Give
According to happiness researchers, donors give for the personal satisfaction of knowing they make a difference. Here’s why some Napa community members give.
Giving locally strengthens our community.
Community-based organizations provide resources to improve the lives of others. Betsy Van Dyne says it well: “I love to see my donations go to use in local organizations. I want to help keep Napa a safe and positive community to live and work in. The Give!Guide makes it easy to donate in one place. When you can only give small amounts, it makes it feel like a larger donation when they are bundled together.”
Streamlined giving is simple.
I like watching my donations added to the real-time running totals online and the “one-stop-shopping” provided by the Give!Guide website. Kathleen Stewart-Lightner agrees, “Donating through the Give!Guide gives me the opportunity to read and discover the various local non-profits and makes it easy to donate to several at one time.”
Giving really does make a difference.
Whatever moves you to give, CanDo’s Give!Guide offers something for everyone! This year’s catalog features 46 nonprofits, including eight not included last year. Donations are tax-deductible.
“Seeing the direct effect of my dollars … in our local community is a powerful antidote to the dismay I feel when I read the national news. I give through the Give!Guide because I know that the featured NPOs have been thoroughly vetted using a fair and rigorous process. And 100% of my donation goes directly to the NPOs!” ~ Karen Garcia
CanDo’s 2019 Nonprofits
*= 1st Time Participants
Aldea Children & Family Services
American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation
CASA, A Voice for Children
Community Health Initiative (CHI)
Community Resources for Children
Cope Family Center
E & M Presents *
Expressions of Hope *
Fair Housing Napa Valley (FHNV)
Friends of Napa County Animal Shelter *
Friends of the Napa Library (FOL) *
Habitat for Humanity
If Given A Chance
League of Women Voters of Napa Co. *
Loving Animals Providing Smiles
Napa Co. Resource Conservation District