Wine Women & Shoes Raises $248,000 for Abused and Neglected Children!

Hundreds of generous fashionistas recently gathered at the beautiful Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle for this year’s Wine Women & Shoes fundraiser. The event featured generous prizes, a silent auction, wine tastings from local wineries, and bites from exceptional restaurants in the Seattle area. Women came dressed to impress, hoping to win the Best in Shoe contest. In addition to the silent auction and Wall of Wine, the marketplace hosted fashion vendors who also offered a “Key to the...
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Safe Families Honored at Special Dinner

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] More than 150 guests turned out at Santa Ana Country Club on October 5, 2017, for a special dinner in support of Olive Crest’s Safe Families for Children program. Over $125,000 was raised. Special thanks to California Credit Union for underwriting the cost of the event! Special honorees Jordan and Keleigh Bennett shared from their hearts about their involvement in the Safe Families for Children program, and invited the audience to help make a difference in the lives of...
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The Power of One Inspires!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On Tuesday, November 7, Olive Crest hosted the annual Power of One luncheon in celebration of National Adoption Month. This special event benefitting the children and families of Olive Crest was held at the City National Grove of Anaheim, and honored Olive Crest’s adoptive and foster families. More than 375 guests came together to be inspired and celebrate successes. Hearts were moved as those in attendance heard amazing stories of transformation and healing from Michael Weitzman, Danielle Farias, and...
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100 Olive Crest Families Treated to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is long gone, but at Olive Crest, we’re still saying thanks for our good friends at Lennar Homes and Helix Electric. Because of their astounding generosity during the holiday season, we were able to provide more than 100 families with all the fixings for a fabulous Thanksgiving feast! We are so grateful for generous friends and partners like Lennar Homes and Helix Electric!

Drop to Stop Child Abuse Raises $60,000

November 4 marked our first annual Drop to Stop Child Abuse event at Caesars Palace, where fundraisers tackled a daring 350-foot rappel from the Augustus Tower. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and rappellers, more than $60,000 was raised to help keep children safe from abuse, and make critical preventive services available to stabilize and preserve at-risk families. As nerve-racking as the rappel was, it was nothing compared to the challenges and fears that many children in Nevada...
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Special Thanks to…

• Topson Downs for their $50,000 corporate donation. • The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation for awarding Olive Crest with a grant for $35,000 to support our Family Resource Center. • Pacific Crossroads Church for donating 35 large boxes filled with food for our families to cook a delicious meal this past Thanksgiving.

$8,500 to Help Children and Families in Crisis

Shawn Prokopec, Regional Programs Director of Olive Crest in Los Angeles, attended Bandai’s Giving Event on December 7, 2017, to receive a generous donation of $8,500 for the Family Resource Center. The Bandai Foundation is helping Olive Crest provide for families in crisis with basic necessities that often are sacrificed in order to pay for things like an electric bill or repair a tire. Thank you, Bandai, for your compassion!

“Rivers Delivers” Helps Olive Crest Kids for a Second Year

On December 7, LA Clippers basketball player Austin Rivers treated 25 Olive Crest youth, ages 6-12, to a shopping spree at Wal-Mart in Torrance. The LA Clippers’ Miloš Teodosić, Danilo  Gallinari, and Jamil Wilson joined in this year, helping take the kids around the store for their special shopping trip. Thank you to Chick-Fil-A for sponsoring and providing great food, including some festive Christmas cookies.

A Stars Gala Story: Sean’s Chance to Shine

At 15 years old, Sean knew he had to make a better life for himself. His home was not a safe place, with a parent’s drug addiction leading to physical abuse for Sean. Courageously, Sean left home to stay with a family friend, who took him under her wing and got him connected to Olive Crest. The Olive Crest team equipped and coached Sean to help him create a new path, free of abuse. He began doing well in school...
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Big Game Gives Big Thrills

You can count on a thrilling game whenever USC and UCLA meet each other on the football field. This year was no exception, with the Trojans claiming a 28-23 victory. And thanks to our friends at the Leela Project, many boys from our residential homes were on hand when the teams squared off at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 18. What an awesome experience for these young men, as well as the staff. Many were seeing their first...
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