OUR PROJECTS

Serving Clayton, Concord and the surrounding areas since 1973

We love to stay busy by helping our community. Check out some of our volunteer opportunities below!

PENNIES FOR PINES

This is Clayton Valley Woman's Club conservation activity. Every meeting a small container, covered with pine trees, is passed around to collect coins from members and guests.

Every time we collect $68, one acre of National Forest land in California is planted with about 350 pine, fir, redwood and giant sequoia seedlings. These plantings are most important as every year thousands of acres of forest are lost to fires and/or disease. Last year CVWC sponsored 2 acres of seedlings. 

DONATIONS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

We make donations to the following:

  • Clayton Community Library

  • Clayton Historical Society

  • Concord Historical Society

FRIENDLY  MANOR

Friendly Manor is located in Oakland

FRIENDLY  MANOR

Friendly Manor is located in Oakland

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH

In addition to Heifer International, we also support:

  • Shot@Life - supports UN's efforts to provide global childhood vaccines

  • UNICEF - Help for children world-wide

  • Operation Smile - making arm bands and hospital gowns for children world-wide who receive facial deformity surgery.

WE ALSO COLLECT AT OUR MEETINGS!

We collect:​

  • Items are collected for homeless women's shelter (Friendly Manor)

  • We collect dry and canned food for SHARE

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

Heifer International is a global nonprofit with a proven solution to ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Heifer helps empower millions of families to lift them out of poverty and hunger to self-reliance through gifts of livestock, seeds and trees, and extensive training, which provide a multiplying source of food and income.

In our October 2021 Newsletter, Kathy Hester reports that our club has a chance to really stretch our donation to Heifer International because they are offering a 4X match.  For every 1 purchase we make, we end up giving 4.  Since we don’t have a chance to gradually build up our Heifer account by passing the jar around in meetings, Kathy is hoping that members who are interested in donating will send a donation check made out to CVWC and note “Heifer” on the memo line.  Please mail to: CVWC, PO Box 95, Clayton, CA  94517

CONTRA COSTA BLUE STAR MOMS

This is the time of year when we usually ask our members to donate items for the Blue Star Moms Christmas boxes. This year, in memory of Kathleen Horvath, we are asking for monetary donations to go to the cost of shipping the boxes.  It appears that this year the cost of a care box will be $18.50.  

Even before Kathleen’s passing, I had planned on asking for donations as we all know how passionate she was about sending out these boxes.  When a member of our woman’s club passes, a donation of $25 is made in the name of the club.  The Blue Star Moms will receive the donation in Kathleen’s memory. 

If you wish to make a donation of any amount to help pay the postage for Christmas boxes please make a check out to CVWC and write “Blue Star Postage” on the memo line. 

I will be at the Nov. 9th club meeting if you wish to give the check to me, or you can mail it to:

CVWC, PO Box 95, Clayton, 94517.   To get them to Blue Stars in time, Rosemary needs the donations by November 10th..                 

Kathy Olson.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2021 GOES TO MONICA HICKS

Each year, CVWC awards a scholarship to a graduating student from Diablo Valley College. This year the $2000 award went to

Monica Hicks, a 28 year old re-entry student majoring in Computer Science.  After turning her life around, she was accepted by

UC Berkeley, Boston's MIT, and Stanford.  She has chosen to attend Stanford and major in computer science, with a goal of

teaching a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) progam.

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