May 2022
Big Things Are Happening!
Big things are happening with the Matt Garcia Foundation.

We are so excited to announce the Matt Garcia Foundation now has an office space to call their own at 717 Texas Street in Downtown Fairfield. The location is perfect because Matt spent much of his time downtown picking up trash and meeting with business owners as part of his vision for improving our City.

We want to thank the Matt Garcia Career and College Academy for allowing us to use their school in the past for our meetings.

We are now in the process of remodeling the office. The Foundation would like to thank Jonny Morales, Alex and Alec Romero for installing the flooring and painting. Thanks also to Raymond and Teresa Courtemanche for cleaning and decorating the interior/exterior along with Vince and Sheila Webster for finding office furniture at no cost. We also have a new 48 inch Samsung TV donated by Tony and Kenda Hejnicki.

The future holds endless possibilities for us!

To learn more about our vision and needs for this office space please contact Teresa at:
Here are some items that The Matt Garcia Foundation is in need of:

1.Small fridge
3.Pad and carpet for podcast room
4.Laptops for students
5.Popcorn machine
6.Snow cone machine
7.Cotton candy machine
8.Garbage pickers
9. Disposable Gloves
10.Sponsors for monthly clean-up lunch
11.Gift cards for student incentives 
12.Monetary donations always welcome
Welcome Back Melinda
The Matt Garcia Foundation is thrilled to welcome back Melinda Ingram. Melinda was one of our founding Board Members. One of Melinda’s many gifts, besides being an amazing human being, is her accounting skills. Welcome back as our treasurer, Melinda. We appreciate you so much.

I would like to give a huge shout out to Board Member, Susie Young.
Susie has put in countless time and effort as our treasurer for many years. Susie has done an outstanding job keeping our books up to date. We are so blessed. Thank you! Don’t worry though…Susie isn’t going anywhere. She simply gets to hand the treasurer position back over to Melinda.

We have the most amazing, kind, passionate, generous, and hard working board. I am forever grateful to each and every one of you
Assist-A-Grad Interviews
Every year, The Matt Garcia Foundation gives out “Keep the Dream Alive Scholarships” to deserving seniors in the Fairfield-Suisun and Travis School Districts through the Assist-A-Grad Foundation. This year, our board members had the pleasure of interviewing seven amazing young people from our local high schools, all of whom will be receiving our scholarship. It was an incredibly inspiring experience to hear about not only their hopes, dreams, and plans for the future, but also the struggles they have overcome in life. We also heard about their service to their communities, which was truly impressive.
Congratulations to the following awesome seniors:

Oswaldo Acevedo
Mark Ganitano
Mahida Naveed
Rachel Lee
Cynthia Mojica
Erin Park
Tyvin Tandy

Best of luck to you all!
Earth Day Cleanup
The Matt Garcia Foundation would like to thank those who came out to our Earth Day Clean up at Allan Witt Park. Great job! We couldn’t have picked up and removed as much trash with out your help.
Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

  • Use reusable shopping bags
  • Pick up trash
  • Use reusable water bottle
  • Unplug items when they’re not in use
  • Turn water off while brushing teeth
Kindness Rocks Project
Join us in taking part in this global trend and in supporting our community members during this National Mental Health Awareness Month.

Register by using the following link:
The Matt Garcia Foundation
Community Service Day Cleanup
Last Saturday of Every Month
When: Saturday, May 28, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Downtown Fairfield located 'on the green' at the corner of Jefferson & Texas Streets, Fairfield, CA 94533

To protect your health and slow the spread of the coronavirus, we will be follow the most recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control.

The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide gloves, garbage pickers and buckets for collecting the trash.

Students can earn community service hours. Lunch provided after the cleanup.

For more information visit

To receive updated information on volunteering opportunities, sign up for our text alerts. Text: 81010 | Enter: @mgfv
Which Direction Should My Ceiling Fan Rotate?
This Month in History
African American Olympic athlete Archie Williams (1915-1993) was born in the month of May, in Oakland California. Williams, along with Jesse Owens, defeated German athletes at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and helped debunk Adolf Hitler's theory of Aryan racial superiority. Williams won a gold medal in the 400-meter race. After the Olympics, he went on to earn a mechanical engineering degree and became an airplane pilot.  
Mac and Cheese in a Mug
1/3 cup elbow macaroni
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup fine shredded cheese
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons milk

Add water and macaroni to a large mug. Microwave on high for 2 minutes and then stir. Repeat 2 more times for a total of 6 minutes or until pasta is soft. Add a couple of tablespoons of water if the pasta has absorbed the water after the 2 minutes of cooking.

Once the macaroni is cooked add the cheese, butter and milk. Stir until the cheese has melted.
Drawing Fun!
Some Inspiring Words
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.”

- Anne Frank
Did You Know?
You can support your local small business without spending a cent?

Like or love their post – Tag friends who would enjoy their product or services – Share their post – Join their Facebook group and like the page - Tell your friends!
Everyday we learn something new. Take life as a test and shoot for a better score each day… It doesn’t have to be an “A” the next day,
but let’s hope it improves.
-Matt Garcia
P.O. Box 3301
Fairfield, CA 94533

DIRECT: 707.372.4160
Keep the Dream Alive
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