Thursday, June 30, 2022

Kindness Rocks Project

Thank you to everyone who joined us at The Kindness Rocks Project Workshop in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May! 

We were able to promote positivity through creating rocks with uplifting, powerful messages that were placed around our community. As a group we started conversations about mental health, with hope that these will continue more and more with our friends, families, and community members.

This was not just an event, but part of a movement toward ending the stigma around mental health. Thank you to our attendees for being part of this, as well as to NAMI Solano County and Yellow Heart Committee for helping us strengthen the conversation.

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Monday, June 27, 2022

What would happen if you didn’t drink water? - Mia Nacamulli

Water is essentially everywhere in our world, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of hydration. 

Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Chris Bishop.

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Friday, June 24, 2022

TOMORROW : The Matt Garcia Foundation 'Community Service Day Cleanup'

Last Saturday of Every Month
Attention: We will be alternating our clean up location.

Please check our website for location or sign up for text alerts.
Text: 81010 Enter: @mgiv

When: Saturday, June 25, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Allan Witt Park, 1741 W Texas St, 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 our website.

To receive updated information on volunteering opportunities, sign up for our text alerts. 
Text: 81010 | Enter: @mgfv

Note: *July 30th Clean up will be at our new office, 717 Texas St, Fairfield, CA 94533*

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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!

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

What happens during a heart attack? - Krishna Sudhir

Approximately seven million people around the world die from heart attacks every year. And cardiovascular disease, which causes heart attacks and other problems like strokes, is the world’s leading killer. So what causes a heart attack? Krishna Sudhir examines the leading causes and treatments of this deadly disease.

Lesson by Krishna Sudhir, animation by Chadwick Whitehead.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Zachary Young

We are so excited to present this amazing art piece created by our very own board member. It is the perfect addition to our new office.

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Podcast Room

We are very excited to have our Podcast room finished! This would not have been possible without the kind folks who stepped forward with generous donations of time and supplies. A huge shout out, and sincere thanks, to Fairfield Floors To Go for donating the carpet, Monte Hoover of Gillespie’s Abbey Carpet & Floor for donating the carpet padding, and Tung Chau for voluntarily installing the carpet and padding. Mike Garcia for painting the podcast room. Raymond Courtemanche for painting and installing soundproofing in the podcast room.

Stay tuned folks, our first official podcast event is coming soon!!

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

What would happen if you didn’t sleep? - Claudia Aguirre

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep. 

Lesson by Claudia Aguirre, animation by TED-Ed.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Dream Team Service Event for June 'Food Bank Food Sort'

What? We will be inspecting, sorting, and packing donated products and produce for distribution in low-income neighborhoods. 

When? Saturday, June 11th from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Where? 2370 N. Watney Way in Fairfield

Signup is required to volunteer at the event. For more information and to sign up with our group, please email before June 10th.

Direct: 707.372.4160

Friday, June 3, 2022

Another Way to Help ...

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 welcome️

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