October 2021
Thank You Matt Garcia Foundation
Please check out the wonderful thank you cards we received from some of the scholarship recipients (see below). Your support makes it possible for The Matt Garcia Foundation to offer college scholarships to our local youth.
Visit our website @ wwwffinest.org today to make a donation toward this worthy cause.
Volunteer Opportunities
On the morning of Wednesday, August 18, volunteers from the Matt Garcia Foundation met at Sheldon Academy of Innovative Learning in Fairfield to welcome the elementary students back to in-person classes after a year and a half of being virtual. For some students, it was a welcome back, and for others, it was their first time ever being in an actual school. We made posters to help lessen their fears and hopefully make them excited for what will be a fantastic school year!
Drive to Keep the Dream Alive Golf Tournament
It’s not too late to sign up for The Matt Garcia Foundation
11th Annual Golf Tournament.
Drive To Keep The Dream Alive Charity Golf Tournament
We still have spots for golfers and sponsorships available.
View the flyer below for more information on signing up.
The Matt Garcia Foundation
Community Day Clean-up
Earn community service hours for school credit.
Lunch is provided after the clean up.
Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 9:00am – 11:00am
Located 'on the green' at the corner of Jefferson & Texas Streets
Fairfield, CA 94533
The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide gloves, grabbers and buckets for collecting the trash. For more information visit www.FFINEST.org

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.

To receive updated information on volunteering opportunities, sign up for our text alerts. Text: 81010 | Enter: @mgfv
Red Cross Emergency Supply Kit Checklist
Be sure to customize your kits to meet your household’s needs and the season. Basic supplies include:

  • Water: 1 gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply)
  • Can opener
  • Medical items and medications (1-month supply)
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items First aid kit
  • Masks (for everyone ages 2 and above), soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces
  • Flashlight or battery-powered lanterns
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Copies of critical documents
  • Blanket
  • Change of clothes, plus:
  • Hats, gloves, boots, coats, etc. (cold weather)
  • Sun hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. (warm weather)
Feeling Stressed?
You’re certainly not alone if you are feeling increasing levels of stress and anxiety lately. Our daily life is filled with typical stress-causing tasks, including work, school, financial obligations, and family priorities. Add a touch of current events, such as wildfires and the pandemic, and it shouldn’t be surprising that so many people end up with life changing health disorders.
Here are five basic tips to help reduce stress levels and anxiety:

  1. Exercise more (walking, jogging, swimming, and biking are a few good examples). Yoga, meditation, tai-chi and other similar activities are also beneficial for health.
  2. Get more sleep.
  3. Eat healthier.
  4. If you are the type of person who gets over-committed, try saying “no” more, if possible.
  5. Try planning ahead more so you don’t end up with so many last minute tasks.

For more reliable information on this topic visit: healthline.com
Recipe: Chili-n-Cornbread in a mason jar
  • Favorite chili recipe
  • Favorite cornbread recipe
  • Small canning jar

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Fill each jar halfway with chili and then top with 1/2 cup cornbread dough.
  2. Cook 20 minutes or until light brown on top. 
  3. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes and serve warm. Enjoy!
Some Inspiring Words & Fun
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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