Thank You for a Successful Golf Tournament…and a New Program in 2019!

Every year, Olive Crest hosts a golf tournament at the beautiful Golf Club at Newcastle in Washington State — it's a great day of fun that raises thousands of dollars to help abused, neglected, and hurting children. This year, attendees learned about a new partnership for Olive Crest called the Bridge Receiving Center. Starting in January 2019, this center will offer a warm, welcoming place for boys age 6 to 10 in the Pacific Northwest who are about to enter the child...
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Baseball Players’ Wives Prove They’re Angels, Too!

Rhonda Tagge, National Development Director (left), with the team of Angels wives who helped revamp child care rooms for Olive Crest in Orange County. Let’s hear a rousing cheer for the "Angels Wives Team"!  These gracious ladies recently came to our office in Orange County and spent hours redecorating our therapy and child care rooms. They did a wonderful job making both spaces feel more homey and cheerful; they will be a blessing for the kids who come here. A...
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Grace Volunteers by Sharing the Joy of Dance!

  Grace, a young dancer, is using her dance skills to help bring joy to Olive Crest kids.  The 12-year-old has been volunteering at Olive Crest since she was 7 and recently taught a dance class for some of the kids at Olive Crest in Orange County. Offering these kids an opportunity to get out, have fun, and learn something new has made such a difference in their lives. “I love them all,” Grace says. She adds that she also...
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Olive Crest Kids Take to the Sea!

Harbour Rod and Reel Club, a Huntington Harbor-based group whose members encourage the art of angling with rod, reel, and line, recently took a group of Olive Crest kids out on the water for a day of fishing, camaraderie, and fun. The group took off from Dana Point, which for many on board, was a first-time ocean experience. The boys learned basic technique, good sportsmanship, and teamwork from the experienced fishermen, while enjoying the fresh air and exhilaration of reeling...
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Supporters Make All the Difference

Teens had fun with makeup donated by Point Hope this past year, along with their generous donation of water bottles, which were given to our kids for school. Everyone supporting the kids and teens at Olive Crest helps transform lives! Today, we’d like to send special thanks to Delilah, host of the “Lights Out with Delilah” radio show in the Pacific Northwest, and her foundation, Point Hope, which focuses on foster care. This past year, kids and teens at Olive...
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Thank You for Putting Big Smiles on Little Faces

All of us at Olive Crest are so grateful for donors like you who put smiles on kids’ faces! We’re giving a special shout-out to Food Finders and Bellflower Brethren Church for their time and generosity. Thanks to these generous folks, Olive Crest families will now have access to free nutritious food on a weekly basis. Food Finders – an organization that links donated food to pantries and shelters in order to bridge the hunger gap in our communities –...
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You Helped Provide 200 New Backpacks to Kids Like Jose and Alonso

The generosity of Lennar Las Vegas Homes and all our other backpack donors made 200 kids happy with new backpacks.   School supplies, shoes, and brand new backpacks are the stuff of a great new school year. But many Olive Crest kids have never had these basics. That all changed this August when 200 backpacks were given out, putting big smiles on small faces. Jose says, “Thanks for giving me the shoes and backpack. I am happy that I can...
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Let’s Hear It for the Ambassador for the Children Award Winners!

  Mickie Sharp-Villanueva and Dave Grosse from The Performance Group have been selected as the 2018 Ambassador for the Children award recipients.  These outstanding individuals were honored at our recent An Education for Every Child luncheon, where they were praised for their “strong servant leadership and selfless dedication to Olive Crest and the families that are supported.” Their personal investments and service for over 20 years has greatly impacted the children and families we serve. Thank you, Dave and Mickie! What...
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Thanks to You, Brand New Backpacks Prepared At-Risk Kids for School in the Pacific Northwest

How can you tell when your backpack drive is a success? When you see the smiling faces of the kids who’ll proudly be sporting them back to school. You truly outdid yourselves with your support this year. There was such a great variety that every child was able to find a perfect backpack. And inside each backpack were all the supplies needed to get the school year off to a great start! Backpacks were distributed to the community and at our annual picnic, where...
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Donors and Volunteers Make All the Difference

A big thank you to Foodfinders and Bellflower Brethren Church for their time and generosity! Olive Crest families will be provided with food on a weekly basis because Foodfinders connected us with Whole Foods 365 in Long Beach and Sprouts in Lakewood. Basic needs such as food are essential to improving lives! Bellflower Brethren Church provided 10 volunteers, who helped clean our gift room and repaint the child care room. Our child care room is used while parents are in...
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