Serving Clayton, Concord and the surrounding areas since 1973
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SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2023 GOES TO ANA HERNANDEZ
GFWC Clayton Valley Woman’s Club proudly offers a $2,000.00 scholarship to a graduating, female DVC student transferring to a 4-year college or university to pursue a degree. The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. We must receive DVC transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, and an essay. We received 10 applications and interviewed 3.
Although many of the applicants were exemplary Ana Hernandez did stand out. She received the scholarship for outstanding scholarship at Diablo Valley College, Community service, and leadership. Ana was accepted at all the California Universities she applied to and has chosen UCLA to attend this fall with the goal of furthering her education and becoming a physician.
She attended our 50th birthday party where we all wished her well.
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.
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. 2023 - Once again our generous members donated enough to Heifer this year to allow CVWC to make a wonderful donation. Corporate sponsors offered to triple our donation once again this year. Thanks again for your generous donations - Kathy Hester.
CONTRA COSTA BLUE STAR MOMS
The Chapter we supported in the past has closed down - watch out for future announcements! (Oct 2023)