We couldn’t think of a better way to close out the amazing summer we had here at Olive Crest than with a Foster Family Picnic. Our foster families joined as at Crossroads Spray Park in Bellevue to enjoy some “Under the Sea” themed games and the 96 degree weather. In addition to winning prizes and running through the spray park, our kids and families dined on some delicious pizza from California Pizza Kitchen in Bellevue. Thank you to all our amazing volunteers for making this day possible for our families.
Held this past month, Sleep Train’s Pajama Bowl was a huge success! At this annual event, attendees get to bowl in their P.J.s to raise money for foster kids. The total funds raised by all our teams have yet to be announced, but our staff team, Time to Spare, raised $1,900. We are so grateful for the 12 teams that brought energy and excitement to the night in order to help raise funds for our kids and families. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Have you heard the great news? I’m thrilled to announce that Olive Crest has a new space, which will allow us to serve over 300 more children and families in need of help by the year 2020.
We are calling it the “House of Hope,” and we want all of our Olive Crest friends and supporters to help us get it ready. You can help us reach our goal of $200,000 by June 31.
Right now, we’re asking everyone to help us by making a special House of Hope donation to provide things like:
- A brand new outdoor playground where children can run, laugh, and engage in play therapy
- Twice as many counseling and treatment rooms for both children and parents in crisis
- Ample pantry space for our Child Resource Center where families can come for grocery staples and necessities
- Upgraded comfortable waiting rooms and play areas for kids
Truly, you are critical to the future of children suffering abuse and neglect, families in crisis, and the transformational work that will shine light on the darkness of child abuse in our community.
Your special House of Hope donation will be put to work right away to prepare for the kids, families, and teens desperately needing help.
And, for your generous gift of $500 or more, we’ll honor you with a personally inscribed leaf on our House of Hope Family Tree, which will be showcased in the lobby to honor your compassion.
We need to meet out goal of $200,000 by June 31. Please make your donation by going to www.olivecrest/hopehouse today!
Executive Director, Olive Crest
P.S. In the coming weeks, we’ll send you more information and updates on our goal. Please join us in serving over 300 additional at-risk children and families, and make your donation today.