Social Media Influencer Laura Izumikawa Helps Gain More Support for Olive Crest

Laura, shown here with her little ones, uses her creativity to make a difference in her community. On Saturday, June 1, Laura Izumikawa, social media phenom, author, and mother of two, hosted her 2nd annual Playdate Project event benefitting Olive Crest at the Southern California Children’s Museum. Reaching out to her 660,000 followers on Instagram, Laura invited folks to sign up for this year’s event. Dozens of families and their guests, as well as over 40 stylish vendors of child...
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Wine Women & Shoes Event Raises Over $170,000 for Abused and Neglected Children and Families in Crisis

Among the guests and staff were (left to right) Carrie Brock, Trustee; Kyle Houlton, Associate Director of Development; Tim Bauer, Executive Director of Development; and Kristina Morales, Trustee (all with Olive Crest in Orange County). On the evening of Friday, April 12, more than 400 guests packed the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort for an evening of fashion and philanthropy. The occasion was Olive Crest in Orange County’s first ever Wine Women & Shoes fundraising event. The ladies enjoyed shopping, wine-tasting,...
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A Strong Family Transforms Six Precious Lives

Summer has always been a special season for Scott and Aubrey, who met at a Christian summer camp when they were teenagers.  Fast forward a few years — they still make the most of the summer months now with their six adopted children. None of these kids got off to a good start in life, but you wouldn’t know it when you see how happy they are now. Siblings Angelina and Jameson (ages 13 and 12) were abandoned at a...
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Teens Blessed with Free Senior Portraits

At-risk high school seniors had senior portraits gifted by Danie Henry and her professional photography team. For the 7th straight year, Danie Henry and her team of photographers gave Olive Crest’s high school seniors free portraits. Twelve seniors gathered at Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens to capture this memorable time in their lives. Each senior enjoyed a professional photo shoot, a personalized photo book, and a flash drive containing all of the photos. You and supporters like Danie...
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You Made Pick a Purse 2019 a Success!

On May 5, more than 260 attendees gathered at the Riverside Convention Center for this year’s Pick a Purse, which boasted the theme of “Sparkle & Dream.” Guests spent a fun afternoon with a lunch provided by Chef Brad Martin, a powerful testimonial from foster mom Cathi Stark, and of course, a lot of purses! Everyone coming to our annual Pick a Purse event leaves with a brand new purse, and this year was no exception! Special thanks to all...
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At-Risk Teens Dressed to the Nines for Prom

On April 4 and April 6, 53 at-risk high school juniors and seniors were able to select a complete donated prom ensemble at either Pacific Crossroads Church, Hope for L.A or our Olive Crest office in Bellflower. The smiles on their faces spoke volumes as they proudly assembled their “looks,” something they otherwise would not have been able to afford. Thanks to everyone who made it possible for teens to pick out the perfect prom outfit! Thank you to Wells...
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Hit the Links and Help End the Cycle of Child Abuse

Calling all golfers! Our annual tournament to help provide safe, loving homes for abused and vulnerable children is just around the corner. Join us on Monday, August 5, at the Glendale Country Club. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.; shotgun start is at 10:00 a.m.; program will start at 3:00 p.m. You can make a difference for abused kids and families in crisis while getting in a great round of golf, enjoying beautiful views, great food, and exceptional service at this...
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This Summer, Help Kids in Orange County “Get Out of the House”

Summer is just about here, and our kids and teens need your help! Join us by participating in our Get out of the House Drive. For many kids, summer is a season of being isolated, depressed, and vulnerable to negative influences and abuse. But with your help, they can feel safe, and engage in normal life-affirming summer activities, expanding their worlds and inspiring possibility. Today, you can support our kids by providing opportunities to attend concerts, theme parks, shows, attractions,...
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Olive Crest Volunteers Make Hope Possible!

We are so grateful for our community volunteers! Without you, Olive Crest children may not know how much they are loved and thought of…like a gentleman we recently had come on board at Olive Crest in the Pacific Northwest (West Sound region). As he comes to our office each week, his heart is to use his handyman skills to improve our facilities, so that we can better serve children and families, and provide a clean, safe environment. He has fixed...
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Campbell Nelson in the Pacific Northwest is Helping Kids Go to Camp!

Are you in the market for a new car in Washington State? Then check out Campbell Nelson Auto Group. Through the end of June, Campbell Nelson will donate $50 from every car sold – at all three of their dealerships – to Olive Crest’s Kids to Camp Campaign. The campaign is designed to help abused and neglected kids make lasting summer memories at camp this year. The goal is to donate $50,000 for 1,000 nights of camp! So if you’re...
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