CVNL Press Release: Volunteer in December with the Napa Holiday Assistance Program

December 11, 2015


Media Contacts:

Linda Davis
415.479.5710 x300


Peter Rodgers
Director of Marketing & Communications

Be the true gift this holiday season — volunteer with the Holiday Assistance Program in Napa

An opportunity to spread holiday cheer to families in need throughout December

NAPA, CA — Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) invites people to participate in this year’s Holiday Assistance Program. The Holiday Assistance Program has been providing supplementary food and toys to families in need throughout Napa for the past 17 years. The program is run by a coalition consisting of The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Toys for Tots, Napa Valley Food Bank, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership, and Queen of the Valley. Approximately 1,400 families with an estimated 4,000 children are registered with the program.

The Holiday Assistance Program offers volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups aged 16 or over who are interested in projects that can be done on weekday afternoons, evenings, or weekends. These “done-in-a-day” activities require no prior training or long-term commitment. Volunteers can choose from a variety of activities including sorting toys, filling boxes, distributing toys and food, and displaying toys and stocking stuffers into Toy Joy Shop. The activities will take place at Grace Church on Solano Avenue, Napa, in the classrooms at the rear of the building.

Direct link to sign up for Holiday Assistance Program opportunities


Sorting toys
Monday, December 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tasks involve receiving, sorting, and storing toys, and making stocking stuffers. Mostly light work, indoors & outdoors.

Toy Joy Shop Preparation
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tasks involve receiving, placing, and displaying toys and stocking stuffers into Toy Joy Shop. Mostly light work, indoors & outdoors.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tasks involve distribution; accompanying and acquainting clients with Toy Joy Shop and taking clients into parking area with toys and ensuring food boy pickup. Volunteers are asked to come 1-2 hours before their shift for a brief training and orientation. Indoors & outdoors, fast paced.

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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