Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

You Can Help Support The Matt Garcia Foundation Through AmazonSmile!

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  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Matt Garcia Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

How to Make Faster Decisions | The Way We Work, a TED series


In a world of endless reviews and options, it's easy to become paralyzed by indecision. Investor and writer Patrick McGinnis shares the dangers of "FOBO" -- the fear of better options -- and how to overcome it.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Strangers Surprise 104-year-old Marine with Thousands of Valentine's Day Cards


The daughter of a 104-year-old World War II veteran went on social media to ask if people would send her father 104 Valentine's Day cards. But he ended up getting thousands more. John Blackstone explains.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

How You Treat People Is Who You Are! (Kindness Motivational Video)


"No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything."

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020

How We Can Help the "Forgotten Middle" Reach Their Full Potential | Danielle R. Moss


You know the "forgotten middle": they're the students, coworkers and regular people who are often overlooked because they're seen as neither exceptional nor problematic. How can we empower them to reach their full potential? Sharing her work helping young people get to and through college, social activist Danielle R. Moss challenges us to think deeper about who deserves help and attention -- and shows us how to encourage those in the middle to dream big.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Character Education: Compassion


This video is focused on the virtue of compassion. This virtue means being aware of others’ needs and acting to help them.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Self-Worth: 20 Ideas to Build Your Self-Esteem


You are AMAZING, so you have every reason to be confident in yourself. In this video I’m going to give you 20 quick and easy ways to boost your self-worth so you can feel as incredible as you actually are. It's time to be happier and more confident in who you really are!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Join Us on Saturday For Our First Community Clean Up of the Year!




When: Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 9am 

Where: Starbucks Downtown Fairfield 700 Jefferson St Corner of Jefferson & Texas (map)

Description: We meet every last Saturday of each month (weather permitting). We clean up different locations and neighborhoods. Please join us. All are welcome

At the Matt Garcia Foundation, we don’t want to complain about this, we want to create solutions to problems. It is with this spirit that we began our Monthly Community Clean Ups.

On the last Saturday of every month, volunteers get together and clean up a neighborhood in Fairfield. We pick up trash, work on landscaping paint windows, fix fences – all in an effort to improve our community. This is another example of a community coming together to help make a difference.

The Matt Garcia Foundation Dream Team is all about stepping up and stepping out of ourselves to serve others and our communities to be a part of the solution. Matt would say ” if you see a piece of garbage on the ground, please just pick it up” How simple is that! So, that is what we do.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Help Keep The Dream Alive by Volunteering with Us!

Matt Garcia was committed to creating a positive change in our community. We want to continue Matt's efforts and further serve our community by adding an additional community service opportunity to each month. 



Friday, January 17, 2020

You Can Help Support The Matt Garcia Foundation Through AmazonSmile!

Click the logo above to start shopping!

You can help support The Matt Garcia Foundation by shopping through AmazonSmile.

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Matt Garcia Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same Amazon Prime benefits.
  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Why Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership


Why would anyone follow you? Barry Posner asserts that we follow people we believe are credible – competent, honest, forward-thinking, and inspirational. People will not believe the message if they don’t believe in the messenger.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

How to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive One | Brian Tracy


The great business of life is to eliminate negative emotions. I’ve spent more than four-thousand hours studying how to turn negative situations into positive ones, and what I’ve discovered is that negative emotions are the single biggest enemy that any of us have. If we had no negative emotions, our lives would be wonderful -- as would our relationships, our health and everything else. Watch this video and learn how to eliminate negative feelings and take control of your emotions.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

How You Can Use Impostor Syndrome to Your Benefit | Mike Cannon-Brookes


Have you ever doubted your abilities, feared you were going to be discovered as a "fraud"? That's called "impostor syndrome," and you're definitely not alone in feeling it, says entrepreneur and CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. In this funny, relatable talk, he shares how his own experiences of impostor syndrome helped pave the way to his success -- and shows how you can use it to your advantage, too.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

We Are In Need Of Your Support!


Dear Neighbor,

Because of your ongoing financial support, we have been able to invest thousands of dollars and volunteer hours back into our communities. This has been done through multiple youth programs, crime awareness activities, individual student education scholarships, youth sport team sponsorship and serving various community needs.

Note: Our Downtown Community Cleanups alone totaled 1500 Hours of volunteer time, mostly by youth, and removed almost two tons of trash and recyclables in the City of Fairfield.

We Are In Need Of Your Support!
We appreciate you helping us sustain my sons Life and Legacy, the late Fairfield City Councilman, Matt Garcia. We lost him on September 1st 2008 when he was taken from us too early at only 22 years of age. Your support will help us Keep the Dream Alive for the Year 2020.

Please visit our website to make a New Year Tax Donation to Help Keep the Dream Alive!

Thank you,

Teresa, Matts Mom