June 2021 Newsletter
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Thank you the
Rock the Oaks Sponsors
Rock the Oaks ROCKED!
It was the first year at a new venue and Rock the Oaks 2021 was a smashing hit! A huge thank you to our Sponsor Wilson Creek Winery for hosting the concerts and making the guest experience wonderful.

Thank you to all our talented and entertaining performers who delighted concert goers with Country, Rock and Broadway. There were two shows this year and both were equally outstanding.

Below is Bill Wilson of Wilson Creek Winery congratulating the Oak Grove Performers and getting their autographs. A huge highlight for the kids!
Cinco de Mayo on Campus
Oak Grove Residents were treated to two Cinco de Mayo celebrations! Thanks to Mighty Oaks Founder's Member, Leslie Echolds for sponsoring a Taco Truck. Your ongoing generosity and creativity are so greatly appreciated!! This even was a BIG HIT with our youth! Thank you Leslie!

Dorm Staff also coordinated fun festive activities and treats celebrating the holiday.

We're Getting "Trendy"
A huge highlight for the Culinary Arts Vocational program in May was getting to work with Steven Moore, The Trendy Chef, known for his adventurous style and popular on TikTok. Trendy Chef caters to celebrities including Jay Leno, Justin Bieber and has been featured on Food Network "Supermarket Stakeout" and the Steve Harvey Morning Show.

Two Oak Grove young men from Dorm C worked alongside Trendy Chef to create June's Cookie of the Month - a Cookie Pizza. Definitely the perfect cookie for the young and old kids alike!

Club Members receive a special 9 inch pizza. Customers can purchase a mini Cookie Pizza daily from Culinary Creations in Old Town Temecula. Click below to order your pizza or sign up as a monthly Cookie Club Member for special offers and discounts all month long! As always, if you have a different “favorite” you can customize your selection. 
Running Club Prepares for First Half Marathon
The Running Club started during the early months of the pandemic and soon became a popular community-building activity on campus. It helps the youth build confidence and friendships during their time at Oak Grove Center.

This Spring, the Club ran their first race completing both a 5K and then 10K. We are excited to announce that for some of the Club Runners, they will be participating in their first Half-Marathon this July in San Diego!
Oak Grove's Secret Garden
A vision that started last November, Oak Grove Residential Youth put together a vision board for an idea of a community-building garden. A place where you had to earn the right to enter by being on good behavior, being a good friend, a leader - you obtain entrance by being a positive, productive member of the Oak Grove youth community.

We are excited to announce that construction on this project is scheduled to begin this summer! But we still need help to make their vision complete! If you would like to learn more and see how you can help, contact Kristi Piatkowski.
United Medical Fitness
Jennifer Sinclair is a well-known fitness expert in Temecula Valley. She is also one of Oak Grove Center's active Ambassadors. Jennifer has always had a huge heart for foster youth. She has done Yoga with Oak Grove residents in the past along with other nonprofits in the area.

In May, Jennifer led a month-long fundraiser with her company, United Medical Fitness, raising funds and support in honor of Foster Care Awareness Month. Thank you Jennifer for all you continue to do supporting the kids at Oak Grove Center!
A Story About Someone and Their Amazon Account
Our sweet Board of Director Member, Bernie Bramante serves on the Board even though he now lives in Washington. He is proof that philanthropy does not have borders. His is dear cousin Francesca Federico lives on the East Coast and has designated purchased through AmazonSmile to benefit Oak Grove Center. She orders what she needs and has made a huge impact in the lives of at-risk kids. Thanks to the designation, Oak Grove received over $1,000!
If you have a company that shops on Amazon, think about the difference you can make by doing nothing more than getting supplies you need. Designate Oak Grove Center by selecting "Oak Grove Institute Foundation, Inc." in Murrieta.
Welcome Cultivator!
A huge Welcome to Anne with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for their Annual Sponsorship. Anne has been a generous supporter of Oak Grove's Rock the Oaks event for years. We are honored and excited to have her as an Annual Sponsor connecting with her throughout the year and helping her see the impact her partnership is making. Thank you Anne!
Welcome Advocate!
Thank you to the Law Offices of Jeffery Nickerson for joining our Annual Sponsors! We appreciate your on-going support and participation including the Murrieta Rod Run and Rock the Oaks. Thank you Mr. Nickerson!
Oak Grove Center has amazing staff that empower our youth and help transform lives every single day. We appreciate our Essential Workers. They are our Heroes!

May Meeting the Moment HEROES:
Tamara Trejos, Wraparound
Laurie Banks, Clinical
Saul Garcia, Day Program
Rico Stubbs, Day Program
Danyelle Munford, Nursing
Juan Monge, Dorm B
Richard Cunningham, Housekeeping
Kristi Piatkowski, Development

August 30th
Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula

Join us for a day of golf for a great cause! The Golf Classic raises funds for Oak Grove's Sports & Recreation Program. Golfers enjoy the challenge of Temecula Creek Inn's scenic golf course and ends they day celebrating their win (or not) with complimentary tickets to So-Cal Chef Open later that evening. Golfers also have their chance to be part of a foursome with a celebrity and win $50,000! Visit the website below to reserve your spot and learn more.
August 30th
Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula

A premier event featuring the best Chefs competing among peers for the Pinnacle Award. Ticket holders enjoy a culinary experience tapas style featuring Chefs from all over Southern California.

Get your tickets now at $40 per person!
Prices go up to $55 at the door
Invite your out-of-town guests or make it a staycation! Book a room at the newly remodeled Temecula Creek Inn for the event. Click here to book your stay!
October 8-9, 2021
Downtown Murrieta

This premiere car show features hundreds of beautiful cars, vendors, food, music and more. An annual tradition and favorite car show for miles around! We are so thankful for the Dream Team leaders with the Drifters Car Club that are hard at work making this year GREAT!

Spots are filling up quickly! Register now!
Be like Francesca! You shop there, so make it count! Select Oak Grove Institute Foundation through your AmazonSmile Program and every qualifying purchase will help get much-needed items for the youth and help our families in financial need.

Click below to register!

Now Open Sundays!
Visit Culinary Creations in Old Town Temecula for a cup of coffee, a cookie or both! Every purchase supports the vocational program training youth for employment and introducing them to new careers.

Store Hours:
Mon/Tues: Closed
Wed/Thurs: 11 am - 6 pm
Fri/Sat: 11 am - 10 pm
Sun: 11 am - 6 pm

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