Southern California Edison Employees Cook Off to Support At-Risk Kids

Olive Crest in Los Angeles Community Involvement Coordinator Nick King discusses the Fall Fest event with employees at Southern California Edison. Each year, the Fall Festival at Olive Crest in Los Angeles helps children and families celebrate Halloween. During the time of year when kids and teens often go to extravagant events, parties, and theme parks, this festival (of games, prizes, and family-friendly entertainment) allows Olive Crest families to make special memories in a safe environment and without a financial...
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Compassion Overflows at the 19th Annual Gala Auction in the Pacific Northwest

In May, Olive Crest’s 19th Annual Gala Auction in Seattle raised over $332,000! About 400 guests enjoyed the beautiful view of Lake Washington at the Hyatt Regency at Seattle Southport, a silent auction, and gourmet dinner. Each year, the gala ensures that we can fund much-needed services for families, like extracurricular activities, extra meals, and other support services. Thank you to all the guests and sponsors at this event! Get To Know Us | Get Involved | Give

Foster Parents at Olive Crest in Nevada Enjoy a Special Day

Foster parents gathered for a day of self-care especially for them. This summer, Olive Crest children enjoyed an afternoon together, playing and doing arts and crafts while their foster parents were treated to a fully hosted luncheon at Mezzo Bistro and Wine in Las Vegas. These types of special events allow the parents to have a well-deserved break for a few hours to enjoy some self-care. Get To Know Us | Get Involved | Give

A Forever Family for Ruby

  For Ruby, memories of a childhood home were a vacant house her parents broke into. “It was not the kind of place where anyone should live,” said Ruby. A heartbreaking childhood Ruby survived on things like sour milk. She slept on a mattress on the floor, without sheets or anything to cover her when nights were cold. Her parents were addicted to drugs and alcohol, so she was often fending for herself. By the time Ruby was 6 years...
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We are So Grateful for The Grove Church!

A wonderful volunteer from The Grove Church designed and painted this mural. This summer during Serve Week, a team of more than 30 from The Grove Church helped create two spaces for kids at Olive Crest in the Inland Communities. Now we have a welcoming space for children and families, as well as a space for teens to come and work on homework or job applications. Thank you to The Grove Church! Get To Know Us | Get Involved | Give

Thank You to the Los Angeles Chargers!

At Play 60, Olive Crest kids participated in several NFL-style drills.  This past summer, the Los Angeles Chargers put on a football camp for Olive Crest called Play 60. The purpose of the camp is to encourage youth to be active at least 60 minutes a day. As a generous partner, the Chargers also blessed Olive Crest in many other ways. Like providing auction items at almost every Olive Crest event—typically footballs signed by the players. And inviting Olive Crest...
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Hillcrest Church Helps Hurting Children Feel More at Home

Thank you to Hillcrest Church for the beautiful renovation of the visitation room at our West Sound office!  Children and families trying to rebuild need nurturing, safe places to meet. Thanks to Hillcrest Church, now we have that kind of space at our West Sound office in the Pacific Northwest. A team of 20 volunteers from the church put in more than 200 hours to make it more inviting for families. A visitation worker shared: I still remember the look...
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Tommy Bahama event raises $190,000 to help provide families for kids

Soleil, who is a part of Olive Crest’s programs, next to her original artwork, which went up for auction. For the 20th consecutive year, Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Store put on its annual Pacific Coast Classic Dinner and Golf Tournament to benefit Olive Crest. The dinner, hosted at Tommy Bahama’s fabulously remodeled coastal location in Newport Beach, featured a live auction and an immersive experience giving guests an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a teen aging out of...
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Hundreds “Pick a Purse” and Help Stop Child Abuse

Last month, more than 450 women and men from the grocery industry came together to support Olive Crest children and families. They enjoyed an afternoon filled with hundreds of purses, raffle prizes, and accessories up for grabs for a great cause: Olive Crest Food Industry’s 2nd Annual Pick-a-Purse event! Beyond the fun and excitement of picking out a purse to take home, there was a strong reminder of the why behind this event. The testimonial from a young woman named...
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A Night of Bowling and a Priceless Time for Foster Families to Connect

Developing meaningful relationships can be one of the most challenging aspects of being in the child welfare system. It’s a whole new world for parents and kids alike, a time when both need a lot of family and community support. Thanks to Ingram Micro, Olive Crest in Orange County was able to do just that on Tuesday, August 6. Ingram Micro graciously hosted a bowling night for 20 Olive Crest foster families and a host of Olive Crest staff at...
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