Immediate Needs

We value your time, talent, and treasures! There are so many ways you can get involved or donate to meet the needs of at-risk 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.

Immediate Needs

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.

General Needs

  • Boys’ and girls’ undergarments (ages 2-17)
  • Teen and tween basics (socks, pajamas, etc.)
  • Twin-size high-quality foam mattress pads
  • Dishware, cookware, and small appliances
  • Living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture
  • Tables, lamps, bedding, linens, and rugs
  • Broom, mop, vacuum cleaner, laundry hamper
  • Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, and Kohl’s
  • Sports equipment (footballs, basketballs, etc.)
  • Movie passes and amusement park tickets
  • Gift cards to a movie theater

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

General Needs

  • Twin-size bedding, including comforters and standard-size pillows
  • Bath towels
  • Non-breakable cups, plates, bowls
  • Silverware
  • Stainless steel cooking pots and pans
  • School supplies, backpacks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Towels and washcloths in neutral colors
  • Baby furniture (cribs, high chairs, car seats)
  • Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, and Kohl’s
  • Small appliances
  • New iron and ironing board
  • Rugs
  • Golf clubs, balls, and bags
  • Small suitcases and/or duffle bags for camp and other activities
  • Season tickets you are unable to use
  • Movie passes and amusement park tickets
  • Gift cards to a movie theater
  • Gift cards to a local bowling alley

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Laurel Henderson, phone number 951.300.1189,
email Laurel-Henderson@olivecrest.org.

Activities for Children

  • Tickets you are unable to use (6 or more)
  • Movie passes or gift cards
  • Gift cards or passes to a local bowling alley
  • Gift cards for gas (transportation to activities)
  • Tickets to a Monster Truck Show, Dromo or K1 Speed Go-Kart Racing, Disneyland, SeaWorld, Speedzone, Universal Studios, etc.

Group Home House Needs

  • Twin size high quality foam mattress pads (new)
  • Sports equipment (footballs, soccer balls, etc.)
  • Non-breakable cups (must withstand high dishwasher temperatures)
  • Frying pan with lid (16″ or larger)
  • Towels and washcloths in neutral colors (new)
  • Twin size sheet sets (400 count or higher)
  • Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, or Kohl’s for kids clothes
  • 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 for outings and activities
  • Bead and Jewelry making kits
  • 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

Hygiene Kits Drive

Olive Crest is looking for donations of hygiene items for hygiene kits to give our teenagers more confidence!

Other

IKEA Sultan Fonnes twin foam mattress

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

Family Resource Center Needs

  • baby items (strollers, cribs, bassinets, etc.)
  • household items (pots, pans, towels, silverware, dishes, etc.)
  • hygiene products (toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, etc.)

Clothing Gift Cards

Many of our kids have never had new clothes for school. Help our foster families enjoy going shopping together. Cards for Payless Shoes, Old Navy, JCPenney, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart, and other department stores would be helpful.

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Evelyn Kovacevich at 702.835.1907 or email evelyn-kovacevich@olivecrest.org.

 

General Needs

  • Bus Passes
  • Gift Cards for Gas
  • Gift Cards for Grocery Stores
  • Baby Diapers (all sizes)
  • Diaper Bags
  • Baby Food & Formula
  • Baby Gates
  • Strollers
  • Hygiene Products – razors, deodorant, feminine products, face wash/moisturizer and other toiletries
  • First Aid Kits

Housing Needs

  • Apartment Size Furniture: new – dining room table & chairs, coffee table, end tables, love seat & sofa, dressers
  • Pots/Pans/Kitchenware
  • Blenders, toasters, microwave ovens, juicers, and other kitchen appliances
  • Brooms, dust pans, vacuum cleaners
  • Plastic storage containers, trash cans
  • Paper Towels
  • Household cleaning products
  • Baking pans, mixing bowl
  • Refrigerators (apartment size – 18 cu feet)
  • Sheets, comforters in neutral colors – full & twin sizes
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Air Freshener

School Needs

  • gift cards for office/school supplies
  • Underwrite athletic fees
  • Underwrite school book fees

For more information or to make a contribution, please contact Doug Brown at 714.543.5437, ext.1262 or doug-brown@olivecrest.org.

General Needs

  • Nonperishable food & snacks, protein bars, dried fruit, nuts
  • Canned proteins – peanut butter, chicken, tuna
  • Canned fruit, vegetables, beans
  • Grains – pastas, rice, macaroni and cheese
  • Canned soups
  • Multi-grain cereal
  • Condiments –  canned sauces, ketchup, mustard, mayo 
  • Lysol wipes or spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Diapers and baby wipes

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