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!
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. Last year CVWC donated $227 to Heifer.
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.
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.
This is done for pre-school children in the Clayton and Concord area, sponsored by - Contra Costa Child Health & Disability Prevention Program (CDHP). Since 2003, each year our members screen approximately 250 children at 10 preschools. The group is checking for Amblyopia which affects 2-3% of preschool children in the US each year. It is the main cause of blindness if not detected early.
WE ALSO COLLECT AT OUR MEETINGS!
Eye Glasses (donated to the Lion's Club Program)
Items are collected for homeless women's shelter (Friendly Manor)
We collect dry and canned food for SHARE
The next Lunch Bunch outing is to be arranged but we usually meet every other month. Car pool leaves at 11:00 from St. John's parking lot. All members on the Lunch Bunch list will receive an email. If you wish to be added to the group contact Mary Esther Loranger at or Linda Garden at .
CONTRA COSTA BLUE STAR MOMS
In 2019 members donated $668 towards postage and $109 for supplies. Members prepared 148 creamer/sugar packets and collected over 800 Sunday Comics. Priscilla Manlove sewed 200 patriotic pillow cases.
Kathleen Horvath and Kathryn Olson are in charge of this Service activity.
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.