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
Silverwood School ($1120 collected in 2022, mostly in supplies. $350 will be given to the School as Amazon gift cards.
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!
Items are collected for homeless women's shelter (Friendly Manor)
We collect dry and canned food for SHARE
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.
CONTRA COSTA BLUE STAR MOMS - News December 2022
A big thank you to the club members for their very generous donations to Blue Star Moms. We had $239 in the Treasury set aside that we had previously collected. Another $465 was donated this Fall. We were able to send a check for $704 for the Christmas mailing. The members of the Club certainly care about our armed forces, wherever they may be.
THANK YOU SO MUCH. Kathy Olson
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2022 GOES TO MAI SALAH
Each year, CVWC awards a scholarship to a graduating student from Diablo Valley College. This year the $2000 award
went to Mai Salah, a first-generation student as well as a re-entry student. Mai is 39 years old and originally from
Egypt. She came to the US in March 2018. She has 3 children from her marriage, 9, 6, and 4 years old. She became
a victim of domestic violence and divorced her husband while 6 months pregnant. She was granted full custody
of her children. One of her Professors states, "she has incredible resolve, strong ethics, resilience and tenacity to
overcome any hurdle to achieve her educational and career goals. She believes education is the only way to
achieve her goals and, however long the path, she will take it. "