April 2022
Taking the Dream to the Next Level!
We are about to take Matt’s Dream to the next level!

The Matt Garcia Foundation was donated office space from John and Sheila Costanzo, Stonefield Properties LLC. We will be using the office space for a podcast studio.

The Matt Garcia Foundation would like to thank Cliff Gordon, owner of Gordon’s Music and Sound in Downtown Fairfield, and Bill Way, City of Fairfield Public Information Officer, for taking time to meet with President Teresa Courtemanche, along with Vince and Sheila Webster in our new podcast room. Gordon and Bill were both kind enough to share some of their expertise on ways to make this a successful venture.  We are very grateful for the exciting times ahead!
Cliff Gordon, President Teresa
and Raymond Courtemanche
Bill Way and
President Teresa Court Courtemanche
Fairfield PAL Teen Center
The Fairfield PAL Teen Center will be reopening this summer and needs your advice! To prepare for the Grand Opening this summer they are doing a needs assessment for local teens and their families. Please take a few minutes to answer these questions and help them better serve Fairfield, Suisun, and Travis AFB teens and their families.
Scan the QR code or click https://www.questionpro.com/t/AVE9JZrrAS

Please take the short survey!
Tri-City NAACP Offers Scholarships
FAIRFIELD — Applications are being accepted for Tri-City NAACP scholarships.

“The scholarship application requires a completed application, a current official transcript, two letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay. Applicants must have a 2.5 grade-point average and plan to attend a community college, university or vocational/technical school,” the organization said in a statement.

High school graduates are eligible.

The application period is April 14 to May 14.

Additional information about receiving a scholarship application can be obtained by sending an email to education@tri-citynaacp.org.
The Matt Garcia Foundation
Community Service Day Cleanup
Last Saturday of Every Month
When: Saturday, April 30, 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 www.FFINEST.org

To receive updated information on volunteering opportunities, sign up for our text alerts. Text: 81010 | Enter: @mgfv
Benefits of Drinking Water
Drinking up to a recommend 8 glass of water daily can leave you with shinier hair, younger skin, a healthier body pure, clear water is the world’s best beauty elixir.

Water Can Help Control Calories.

Dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.
Food that have a high water content tends to look larger, its higher volume requires more chewing, and it is absorbed more slowly by the body, which helps you feel full. Water-rich foods include fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, oatmeal, and beans.

Water Helps Energize Muscles.

Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue.

It is important to drink water while you are doing exercise because when muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well and your performance will suffer.

Water Helps your Skin and Hair Looking Good.

Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss

Hairdressers have been saying a cool-water rinse leaves hair glossier. The chilly temp constricts the cuticle layer of your hair so it lies flatter; making strands smoother and more reflective.

Water is an essential part of life and health.

Ensure you have clean, nourishing drinking water for yourself and your family is crucial to your well-being. But for many people, access to adequate quantities of safe drinking water is hard to come by. If you can afford it, home treatment options can make a huge difference, compared to drinking bottled water, home water treatment can save large amounts of money, while preventing extensive plastic pollution.

Depending on the quality and safety of your water source, and your budget, there are many factors to consider when determining the best water treatment option for you. UV systems can remove bacterial contamination. Carbon water treatment systems can remove chlorine and other basic contaminants. RO systems can remove a much wider array of contaminants. And for those who can afford it, adding hydrogen to your water may yield potentially significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Safety Tip
April is distracted driving awareness month. Don't text and drive.
Drawing Fun!
Some Inspiring Words
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

-Maya Angelou
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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