Guillermina “Mina” Perez is Founder and President/CEO of the Vida de Oro Foundation. Born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Sacramento’s Del Paso Heights, Mina started to work at a young age to pay her way through private school (Our Lady of Fatima and Loretto High Schools) and has never forgotten where she came from. Being afflicted with polio as a child, Mina has always compensated by being competitive and determined, but more importantly finding her creative and artistic side to be a success. In 2007, she established an arts business called “Mina’s Treasures,” and established the Vida de Oro Folk Art Festival, which evolved into the Sacramento Taco Festival, which has become the Foundation's largest fundraising activity. Over the years, Mina has met with many key and influential individuals including Dolores Huerta, Edward James Olmos, the late Mia Angelou, Rev. Jessie Jackson, actors James and Tom Franco, and actor/writer Richard Yniquez. Her activities include doing art shows with world renowned muralist Juanishi Orrozco, artist Esteban Villa, and illustrator Felipe Davalos. She is an active member of the American GI Forum and recognized as Community Ambassador by Council Member Allen Warren. Mina’s kindness has influenced such leaders as the late Grantland Johnson, first Latino City Council Member Manuel Ferrales, GRAMMY Winner Jay King, and actor Levar Burton. She has been invited to speak at numerous events and activities including her former Alma mater, Loretto High School. Mina is married, mother of 5 children and has 2 grandchildren.
Through the efforts of Lulus.com, Quota International of Oroville and concerned parents and grandparents, the Vida de Oro Foundation has been gifted over 600 prom dresses, which will be given away on February 9, 2019, to high schoolers from low income families. See below for details.
Now on its 6th year, The Sacramento Taco Festival has become a staple event in Northern California.
In 2018 we held our first Fall Street Faire only to learn that there is a huge need for a Blues Festival, which is what is being planned for 2019.
To be eligible for a Prom Dress:
Must be a High School Student;
Must meet your High School's standards to participate in school events or activities;
Must be from a low-income family;
Must obtain approval from parent/guardian; and,
Must know School Dress Code.
Members of the Vida de Oro Foundation will be visiting several high school campuses to sign up interested students. A schedule will be posted soon.
Can't sign up at your school? Not a problem. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll sign you digitally. Or, call us at (916) 914-4623.
We will have over 600 prom dresses that we are giving away absolutely free to eligible high schoolers. NO CATCH! The dresses come in different sizes, designs, and colors. We will have numerous volunteers to assist in selecting and making a decision.
The dress giveaway will happen on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the U-HAUL Medimer Building, 3979 N Freeway Blvd, Sacramento, CA. Additional dates may be added if necessary.
LULU'S at lulus.com
Quota International of Oroville
All contributions to the Vida de Oro Foundation are tax deductible and go toward meeting our mission of providing persons from disadvantaged communities a chance to get into and enjoy the arts.
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