We are a group of artists, performers, and writers that share a common goal to help individuals achieve their dreams in the Arts.
Active youth involvement in the arts and entertainment is key toward creating community pride in culture and engagement in nurturing events.
Through open public events and activities we highlight the Arts, Food, Cultures, and qualities of disadvantaged communities.
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 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.
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.
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.
Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll sign you up digitally. Or, call us at (916) 914-4623.
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.
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.
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.
All Donations must go through the Vida de Oro Foundation
We are available to you each week. And, if we don't answer the phone right away, text us.
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Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: By appointment