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Welcome to the Vida de Oro Foundation for arts and entertainment

Our Mission:  To help promote the arts in the educational experience and create economic growth.

Who We Are...

About us

About the Founder

Mina with arts supporter Dolores Huerta.

Guillermina "Mina" F Perez - President/CEO

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PROM DRESS GIVEAWAY

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Through the efforts of Lulus.com, Quota International of Oroville and concerned parents and grandparents, the Vida de Oro Foundation was gifted over 600 prom dresses 2018, of which over 500 were given away.  We are planning the 2nd Annual giveaway on February 8, 2020.

The Sacramento Taco Festival

The Sacramento Taco Festival

Now on its 7th year, The Sacramento Taco Festival has become a staple event in Northern California.  It is planned for Sunday October 4, 2020.

The Fall Folk Art Fair

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In 2008 we held our first Folk Art Fair and we brought it back in 2018 to a great response and we will be conducting the next one on October 12, 2019.  Join us for this free annual event. 

PROM DRESS GIVEAWAY DETAILS

SIGN UP ONLINE

Send us an email to vida@vidadeoro.com and we'll sign you up digitally.  Or, call us at (916) 914-4623.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

We still have over 300 prom dresses that we are giving away absolutely free to 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.

WHEN AND WHERE

The dress giveaway will happen on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the U-HAUL Building, 3979 N Freeway Blvd, Sacramento, CA.  

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS:

LULU'S at lulus.com

Quota International of Oroville

U-HAUL

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Vida de Oro Foundation

MAIL ONLY - 2213 Del Paso Blvd., #149, Sacramento, CA 95815, US

(916) 914-4623

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed