June 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!!
Gillespie’s Abbey Carpet
Raymond,Tung,Teresa and Vincent
 Raymond, Teresa
and Mike
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.
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.
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 briana@ffinest.org before June 10th.
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 https://www.ffinest.org 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 www.FFINEST.org

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
Fire Safety Tips
It’s wild land fire season again. California continues to experience longer wildfire seasons as a direct result of Climate Change and drought conditions. Below are a few safety tips to practice.
  • Keep your rain gutters clear of debris
  • Don’t pile combustibles against your home (dry wood piles, etc)
  • If you’re into planting and gardening, try to plant as much drought-resistant vegetation as possible
  • Have a “ready kit” packed near your door in case of evacuation
  • If you live in a rural area, keep 100 feet of defensible space around your home
  • Regularly check your smoke alarms to be sure they’re working properly and practice a fire escape plan
For more info visit readyforwildfire.org
DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles

  • 3 – 16 oz Mason Jars
  • 3 Tealight Candles
  • 9 Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 Lemon
  • 36 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Distilled Water

  • Cut the limes and lemon into slices.
  • Add three lime slices, two lemon slices, and three fresh rosemary sprigs into a single mason jar. Repeat with the other two jars.
  • Fill the mason jars with distilled water.
  • Add 12 drops rosemary essential oil into each jar.
  • Close jars with a lid and shake to mix all of the ingredients.
  • Open and place a tealight candle on the top. Light and enjoy!

*Make sure to follow the standard practices when handling and lighting candles. Light on a flat surface and keep away from other objects.

*These candles will stay lit for two to three hours. Store in the refrigerator if you don’t plan on using them right away. The shelf life, if stored in the refrigerator, is one week.

5 Minute Ice Cream In A Bag
Some Inspiring Words
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain
a thought without accepting it.

- Aristotle
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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