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!

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Each year, CVWC awards a scholarship to a graduating student from Diablo Valley College. This year (2019) the award will be $2000.

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.

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. Last year CVWC donated $227 to Heifer.

SILVERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

At our General Meeting each September,  we collect school supplies.  Items most needed are: Glue sticks, Crayola Crayons, Crayola Markers, pencils, colored pencils, highlighters, erasers, art supplies, rulers, notebook and Kleenex. These are just a few suggestions. Sign in and initial the signup sheets with the approximate value of your donation.

We also participate in "Read Across America" Day, which benefits the school.

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

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.

 VISION SCREENING

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!

We collect:

  • Box Tops for Education (benefits Silverwood Elementary School)

  • 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

LUNCH BUNCH

The next Lunch Bunch outing is to be arranged.  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 mauiesther@yahoo.com or Linda Garden at lindagarden@comcast.net.

"Be the reason someone SMILES today"

 

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