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VOLUNTEER

Needs range from ongoing to short-term, and requirements of high to low commitments. Your generous gift of time and talent will ensure that the lives of even more abused children and families in crisis will be transformed.

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MENTOR

We are in need of mentors who can commit to being part of an 8 to 24-year-old’s life for one full year. As a mentor, you will be a loyal friend and companion while also helping the mentee set individual goals. These goals will focus on areas of academic, personal, professional, and spiritual growth.

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BECOME A HOST FAMILY

Being a host family is an opportunity for volunteers to have a powerful impact in the lives of others while practicing biblical hospitality and extending the love of Christ to people in need — all from their own home!

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BECOME A FOSTER FAMILY

The best way for children to heal from abusive home situations, is within the care of a strong and stable family. Whether it is short-term or long-term, providing safety and consistency to help kids find their footing is the recipe for transforming lives.

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Your compassion today will prevent child abuse and help preserve families for generations to come.
$7.31 a day can keep a child safe and cared for at Olive Crest | $102.34 can provide two weeks of safety

Immediate Needs for Children & Families

We value your time, talent, and treasures! There are so many ways you can get involved or donate to meet the needs of in crisis children and families in our care. We need your financial giving, but we also rely on donations of home supplies, food, clothing, and other essentials to help support our mission to prevent child abuse and transform lives. See below for current needs in each of our regions across California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.

From diapers to blankets, we are always in need of items to help our children and families. We understand that our donors have different capacities for giving and are grateful for any items you can spare. Your donation will make a difference by providing timely and tangible needs for the children and youth we serve.

For the protection of our youth, only new items can be accepted unless otherwise indicated.
For more information or to make a contribution, please contact your region below.

CALIFORNIA

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Facemasks
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Non Perishable Foods
  • Board Games
  • Activities for Kids

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Tatyanna Voorhies at 951.686.8500  x4018 or email Tatyanna-Voorhies@olivecrest.org

  • Personal hygiene bags
  • Bedding
  • Gift cards for groceries and clothes (i.e. Target and Walmart)
  • Birthday in a bag
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Non Perishable Foods
  • Board Games
  • Activities for Kids
  • See this Amazon list for more current and emergency needs

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Laurel Dicus at 951.300.1189 or email Laurel-Dicus@olivecrest.org.

General Needs

. Nonperishable food (e.g. pasta, rice, beans, soups, pancake mix)
. Baby formula
. Baby wipes
. Twin size high quality foam mattress pads (new)
. Sports equipment (footballs, soccer balls, etc.)
. Board games and puzzles
. Frying pan with lid (16″ or larger)
. Towels and washcloths in neutral colors (new)
. Twin size sheet sets (400 count or higher)
. Paper plates, napkins, plastic cutlery, zipper sandwich bags, and paper towels (to pack lunches for picnics, activities, and outings)
. Case of individual-size water bottles or brita bottles

Clothing and Hygiene Needs

. Girls and boys socks adult size 8-11 (new)
. All sizes of girl’s and teen underwear (new)
. All sizes of boy’s and small men’s underwear (new)
. Small and XL men’s t-shirts (new)
. Dove or Ivory bar soap or shower gel (regular or large sizes)
. Teen and tween shower gels, lotion, body spray (regular or large sizes)
. Facial moisturizer and make-up remover
. Large-sized shampoo and conditioner
. Deodorant/antiperspirant for teen boys

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Nick King at 562.866.8956 x1632 or email nicholas-king@olivecrest.org.

  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Mini deodorants (Male & Female)
  • Sensory Items
  • Art Supplies
  • Paper towels
  • Facemasks
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Board Games
  • Activities for Kids
  • Outdoor Family Games
  • Gift cards for groceries and clothes (i.e. Target and Walmart)
  • Sheets, comforters in neutral colors – twin sizes
  • Towels, washcloths

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact communityinvolvement-oc@olivecrest.org

  • Car Seats
  • Gift Cards for groceries/clothes
  • Foster Support Group Sponsor
  • Twin beds/frames
  • Twin sheets (neutral color)

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Missy Bell at missy-bell@olivecrest.org.

NEVADA

  • Baby items (strollers, cribs, bassinets, etc.)
  • Household items (pots, pans, towels, silverware, dishes, etc.)
  • Hygiene products (toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, etc.)
  • Gift cards (Walmart, Target, Sears, Old Navy, JCPenney, Payless Shoes, etc.)

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Jenny Fay at 702.835.1918 or email jenny-fay@olivecrest.org.

WASHINGTON

  • Diapers (sizes 3 to 5)
  • Wipes
  • Outdoor Family Games
  • Gift cards for clothing or shoes (Walmart, Target, etc.)

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact community-pnw@olivecrest.org.

  • Diapers (sizes 3 to 6)
  • Wipes
  • Outdoor Family Games
  • Bubbles
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Frozen Meals
  • Sensory items
  • New neutral-colored duffle bags

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact community-pnw@olivecrest.org.

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