Make this Easter one to remember for children in need.

Did you know some children have gone their whole lives without celebrating the joy of Easter? You can make a big difference for kids and families this spring by donating during our Easter basket drive for Olive Crest children and teens. We can only do it with the support of compassionate donors like you! Please drop off a pre-filled Easter basket (or baskets) at an Olive Crest location near you. Orange County 02/26/2019 - 04/12/2019 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m....
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Thank You for Thinking of Olive Crest Children and Families!

Left to right: Mike Fitch, Vice President at HUB International; Tim Bauer, Executive Director of Development of Olive Crest in Orange County; and Dominick Tomaino, Associate Vice President of Marketing at Zenith Insurance From longtime supporters of Olive Crest, like HUB International, to new friends like Zenith Insurance company, we are grateful to all who are thinking of at-risk children and families. Thank you to Mike Fitch, Vice President at HUB International Insurance, and Dominick Tomaino, Associate Vice President of...
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Teddy Bears Take Over a Soccer Game…All to Comfort Foster Children in the Pacific Northwest

How powerful is one teddy bear? On Saturday, January 12, many people in the Pacific Northwest found out when the Tacoma Stars indoor soccer team partnered with Spirit 105.3 to have a teddy bear toss benefitting Olive Crest foster families. And the results were downright heartwarming! It all started when the Tacoma Stars first got involved with Olive Crest in December through Spirit 105.3 by hosting foster families in a club level suite and offering discounted tickets. Spirit 105.3 then...
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Three Olive Crest Families Ride Aboard Newport Beach’s Grand Marshall Yacht

Sometimes, a special evening can last a lifetime in our memories, and what a time we’ll always remember as the Grand Marshall for the 110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade! On Saturday, December 22, three Olive Crest foster families had the honor of riding aboard the beautiful Grand Marshall Yacht in the spirit of the night’s theme of “family fun.” They were joined by 100 Olive Crest staff capturing the very best view of the boat parade via Newport Beach...
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A Letter From an Olive Crest Kid — Diana Alvarez, Former Resident Teen

Diana with her boyfriend, Jorge, and Nicko the dog. It took me 25 years to finally be able to really, really appreciate Olive Crest. I hated the structure, the well-balanced meals, the grading system that determined our rewards and consequences…most of all, I resented the staff. I blamed them for everything! I know most of us kids shared more than being “in the system” in common. It was a much deeper connection and bond we had. We were all so...
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Kids and Families in Los Angeles are Thankful…for You!

The holiday season may officially be over, but we are still overflowing with gratitude for all the ways the Los Angeles community showed at-risk children and young adults that they are loved. From the youngest little one to the oldest teen and young adult, we pray that a sense of hope, love, and family is felt in the hearts and minds of all involved in this special kind of joy. Olive Crest in Los Angeles Holiday Party Thank you to...
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Countless Families were Blessed by Your Giving Over the Holidays!

No child deserves to feel unloved or forgotten on Christmas. So from giving a single gift to adopting an entire family, members of the Olive Crest community outdid themselves during the 2018 holiday season! Through our annual Be the Miracle campaign, thousands of toys, gift cards, and Christmas wishes were granted for Olive Crest kids and families. For example: In Los Angeles, 47 families in our Adopt-a-Family program received day-to-day necessities as well as gifts they otherwise would not have...
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This past fall, $40,000 was raised for Olive Crest children and families in Orange County at our La Festa Italiana dinner event held at SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach. Nearly 250 compassionate attendees came together for amazing food, and most importantly, to give generously to help abused and neglected children in Orange County find safe and loving families. A special thanks to the renowned Town, Gown, and Apron volunteer group, led by Diana Casey, for organizing this amazing evening.

Families in the Los Angeles Area Receive “Boxes of Love”

Olive Crest families received non-perishable food items, plus a gift card, thanks to Pacific Crossroads Church. We love Pacific Crossroads Church in Los Angeles! They generously donated 50 food boxes for our families. Each box was filled with non-perishable food items and included a $25 gift card to Ralphs, so the recipient family could purchase a turkey or ham. This was such a blessing to so many families and is just one example of how donor support helps meet urgent...
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Mission Inn 5K Draws Runners from Across the Inland and Desert Communities

On Sunday, November 11, approximately 50 Olive Crest employees joined forces to participate in the Mission Inn 5K Run in Riverside. People from all over the Riverside and desert areas run in this annual event. It was great to represent Olive Crest and the children and families in crisis in our community at this event, where the goal was to raise $10,000. Thank you to everyone who took part in this fun and worthwhile event.