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

  • 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 Laurel Henderson, phone number 951.300.1189,
email Laurel-Dicus@olivecrest.org.

General Needs

  • 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 Laurel Henderson, phone number 951.300.1189,
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.

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 communityinvolvement-oc@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.