Tis the Season to spread some Christmas cheer...through service & love!
There are many ways to get involved in your community this holiday season. Yesterday, my family and I volunteered at the Foster Kids Christmas Party and then the ParentsCAN Christmas Party for children with special needs. It was a busy day but an amazing experience for everyone involved.
Here are some additional ways to share Christmas cheer:
We have adopted families from the Holiday Assistance Program! You can sign up to purchase food, gifts, or clothing for one of the family members! TOGETHER we can provide Christmas to these families! To sign up, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da5aa2aa0fd0-the12
Please join us on MONDAY, December 18th at 10am at Valley Oak High School for a huge WRAPPING Party!! Bring gifts & food then! If you can NOT join us on the 18th, then please drop items off (clearly labeled) at my office at (1775 Lincoln Ave.) by the 17th!
We will have a blast as we wrap our gifts together...we will then go from Valley Oak to Salvation Army to drop off our food & gifts!
If you know other families who are in need that we can help, please let me know!
Shop with a Cop
On Saturday, December 16th, we will be helping with Shop with a Cop!
Shop With a Cop helps children in need by pairing them with a law enforcement officer to go holiday shopping for their family at Target before the store opens. Each year Shop With A Cop benefits 80-100 children and their families and the gifts are wrapped for the children by community volunteers...like US!
This is such a special event to take part of. I have watched so many of these officers spend money from their own pockets to get these kids exactly what they want for their family members...yes, these kids shop for their families and then they are surprised with a gift of their own at the end!
We will meet at the Big Target at 5:45am! We are usually done by 8am when the store opens!
Operation with Love from Home
Here's what is needed the most right now:
1. Beef jerky
2. Coffee/tea singles
3. AA and AAA batteries
4. Drink mix singles
5. Hand warmers
6. Handiwipe travel packs
7. Hand sanitizer
9. 6 inch candy canes
10.Monetary donations for shipping costs
These items can be dropped off on December 9th at the Napa Valley College Gym or before then at one of the many drop off locations which can be found at www.operationwithlovefromhome.org/current-drive-2017-holiday/
To Assemble Care Packages, please join us on December 9th from 9:30am-2pm at the Napa College Gymnasium. My plan is to be there for the morning shift at 9:30am, but you can come by at any time!
Holiday Assistance Program
The Napa County Holiday Assistance Program has been in existence for over twenty years providing needy families with food and toys for Christmas. The program is operated by a coalition consisting of Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Queen of the Valley, Toys for Tots, Napa Food Bank, Volunteer Napa and County Family Service organizations. 1300 families with approximately 3000 children have been registered. This is who we adopt families through! However, there is much more work that is needed. This year operations will be conducted at 2721 Corporate Drive, Napa. This is in one of the old Dey Lab buildings.
This is a two story building and the Toy Joy Shop will be located on the second floor. The layout necessitates a lot of walking and climbing stairs to the second floor. Food sorting, boxing and storing will start on December 5, 2017. The majority of toys will start to arrive on December 8, 2017 and Distribution will be on December 16, 2017.
To sign up, go to https://cvnl.galaxydigital.com/aem/general/event/12/?doc_id=4634
I am also planning to make a visit to a Retirement Home to deliver cards and sing Christmas Carols on December 24th if anyone else is interested!
If you & your family have other service ideas & opportunities, please share them with me and in turn, I can share them!
Today you can find me at 3323 Craigie Ct. This is a house with loads of value. There are 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a light, open layout. This cul-de-sac locations is in a highly desirable location with a spacious yard and pool. The asking price is $749,500 to allow for updates in a neighborhood where a similar home recently sold for $930,000.
Come check it out and update me on your real estate goals. The open houses for today are below.
Growing up in Napa I learned the value of community. I strive to serve the neighborhoods that I grew up in and the people who desire to make Napa their home. I help people connect to the community of Napa with a focus on continuing to build the unique community of Napa and my belief that home is where your story begins.