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Navigating the social minefield of student life can be challenging, especially for those entering adolescence. Kids today have quite the complex "peer life" compared to earlier times in our history having quite the impact on their student experience. On Thursday, November 17 from 3:30-5:00 PM at the Harvest Middle School Library, College student Ali Aaron will share her story and lead the conversation about stress, anxiety and how to deal with the pressures of life as a Middle Schooler. Local high school students will facilitate this conversation.
Note: This is ONLY open to Middle School students.
Every year, hundreds of children in Napa and Solano counties are completely forgotten during the holidays. Toy drives provide the right gifts for kids under 12, but do not always meet the needs of older kids and teens in our community.
You can help make sure that this year ALL children and their families receive what they need by supporting Aldea's Holiday Gift Card Round Up!
What Can I Give?
We are accepting the following gifts:
Aldea has been able to support our clients and families through the generous donations of our donors and supporters. Your gift will be applied where it is needed most, whether purchasing a holiday meal for a family or helping a parent buy gifts for children.
$25 Gift Cards for parents to purchase gifts for their children
A great source of pride for many parents is to shop for their children’s holiday gifts. This is not a holiday reality for some families living paycheck to paycheck. Help our parents make this holiday season special with a gift card to a local retailer ($25 increments preferred).
Adopt a Family
If you are interested in adopting a family, we are collecting gift cards totaling $300 that will be given to each family in need. A mix of gift cards to various stores is ideal for covering several family needs.
What Gift Cards Should I Get?
Target and Walmart are great choices. Other suggestions are Cinemark, Copperfields, Safeway, Raley’s, Lucky’s, Trader Joe's, Vallergas.
Where Can I Drop Off my Gift Card?
Bring your contribution to ALDEA (WOLFE CENTER) located at 2310 First Street in Napa by Friday Dec 16, 2016. You may also make a check payable to Aldea Children & Family Services (memo note "Holiday Gifts Cards") or make a donation online by clicking here.
TAX ID 94-2159248
Do you want to be at the Safeway Open and help Aldea in the process? Sign up to volunteer at the Spirits Lounge on Hole 17! Volunteering at this event enables you to have a unique behind the scenes experience and support Aldea in the process.
For each day you volunteer, you'll receive a free spectator pass to attend that day's tournament play and enjoy musical performances. In exchange for you volunteering your time, Silverado Resort & Spa will provide a generous contribution to Aldea.
Click here to learn more!
Aldea handed over the "keys to the village" to a few of our inaugural supporters of Courage Village at our kick off event on September 14th. Supporters, partners and staff gathered to celebrate the launch of Aldea's suicide prevention and awareness campaign aimed to minimize the stigma associated with asking for help and opening the conversation about mental health.
Thank you to our supporters for your commitment to mental health and suicide prevention in our community!
- Assemblymember Bill Dodd
- Napa Valley Vintners
- The Doctors Company
- Kiwanis Club of Napa
- District Attorney Gary Lieberstein
- Joseph & Patricia Harbison (not pictured)
- Nova Group, Inc. (not pictured)
The Optimist Club of Solano County and Aldea Children & Family Services have partnered to meet the growing needs of foster youth in Solano County. Through numerous efforts by Optimist Club members, the collaboration has impacted hundreds of local youth in the foster care system.
Thanks to generous donations from committed Optimist Club members striving to “bring out the best out of kids,” Aldea was able to equip nearly 100 children with backpacks and school supplies last fall, supplying them with what they need for a successful school year. But the group does not stop there. Members are already preparing for their largest annual fundraiser this fall.
For a third consecutive year, Aldea and The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club have been selected as beneficiaries of the 2016 Miniature Golf Halloween Fundraiser to be held at Scandia Family Fun Center in Fairfield on Friday, October 21st from 5:00-7:00pm.
This event will provide over 100 kids a fun-filled night for them and their families. Each $10 donation will sponsor a foster child from Aldea Children & Family Services or youth from The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club to participate. Optimist volunteers fully decorate, provide food, and fun games for youth of all ages, creating a unique opportunity to engage the community while making a difference in the lives of children and families in need.
If you or your business would like to sponsor a foster child or family to participate in this event or are interested in becoming an Optimist Club of Solano County member, please contact Optimist Club President, Christina Baird at Christina@littlewingconnections.com or at 707-738-9962.