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.

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. Last year, in memory of Kathleen Horvath, we asked for monetary donations to go to the cost of shipping the boxes.  It appears that  the cost of shipping a care box is $18.50.  

          

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. "

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