CNVL Press Release: CVNL Partners with PG&E to Send 200 Military Care Packages Overseas

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April 19, 2016


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CVNL Partners with PG&E to Send 200 Military Care Packages Overseas

As part of Military Appreciation Month and PG&E’s Month of Service: military heroes recognized and honored

SAN RAFAEL & NAPA, CA — Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) partners with PG&E and local nonprofits to show our appreciation for Military Appreciation Month in May.

In honor of Military Appreciation Month and PG&E’s Month of Service, CVNL is engaging PG&E employees in on-site volunteer projects at San Rafael and Napa locations. PG&E volunteers will assemble 200 (100 at their Napa location and 100 at their Marin location) Military Appreciation care packages to be sent to U.S. Military personnel serving around the world. Employees will also create two murals that will be displayed at two veteran organizations in Marin and Napa. These projects will demonstrate PG&E’s support for the men and women who are currently serving, and have served, our country.

The care packages to the military personnel will include: power bars, healthy snacks, instant oatmeal, ramen noodles, snack crackers, Chapstick, foot powder, baby wipes, shampoo, conditioner, band aids, sunscreen, eye drops, crossword puzzles, playing cards, and a personalized card. Enclosure cards will be created to add a personal message to each care package. The murals will be customized with the partnering nonprofits and a muralist. Beneficiaries of these packages and murals will be Operation with Love from Home (OWLFH) of Napa, Veterans Home of California (CalVet) of Yountville, and Ranchin’ Vets of Marin.

Several companies have also contributed to the project, including Taco Bell, In Above Tide in Sausalito, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Thank you to PG&E and their employees for over $12,000 worth of monetary and volunteer time contributions. They remind us how important it is to recognize and support the soldiers who sacrifice for our country. PG&E


Volunteers will assemble 200 Military Appreciation care packages and create two murals that will be displayed at two veteran organizations in Marin and Napa.

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 1220 Anderson Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901
PG&E Bull Room

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 300 Burnell Street, Napa, CA 94559
PG&E Bull Room

Press inquiries are welcomed for coverage of the Marin and Napa events on April 21 & 28.

About CVNL
Since 1964, the national award-wining Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging inovation, and empowering individuals throughout the Bay Area. CVNL knows that passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. CVNL works with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level — offering comprehensive programs including education, executive search, consulting, leadership training and recognition. CVNL has a rich history of promoting volunteerism, offering easy-to-access, meaningful opportunities to individuals, families, groups, and businesses. CVNL believes that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy communities. CVNL has served the Bay Area continuously for more than 50 years and expanded to Napa County in July 2014.


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