The story of Olive Crest began in 1973, when founders Dr. Donald Verleur and his wife, Lois, took in four teenage girls, opening what they believed to be the first group home for children in Southern California. Today, Olive Crest continues to be dedicated to preventing child abuse, treating and educating at-risk children, and preserving family – one life at a time®.
Olive Crest serves over 3,500 at-risk children and their families each day, which resulted in more than 540,000 safe days in 2016. Since founding the organization, the Verleurs’ vision has transformed the lives of over 100,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. Olive Crest works tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe, loving homes, counseling, and education for both the youth and their parents. Their many vital programs strongly reflect their philosophy that transforming the lives of abused, abandoned, and neglected children is accomplished through the healing power of family. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families they serve, even after they’ve graduated from the many programs offered.
“We have two significant fundraising events benefiting the children of Olive Crest on May 6 and September 21, 2018. We hope our community can support these children by attending these fun and unique event(s), and/or providing financial support for them,” states Tracy Fitzsimmons, Executive Director of Olive Crest’s Inland & Desert Communities region.
Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 5th Annual Pick a Purse Luncheon Event at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills. The event begins at 11:30 AM and includes lunch and an exclusive designer purse. Tickets are priced at $125 each and can be purchased online at www.olivecrest.org/IE or by calling Shelley Ryan at (951) 300-9830.
Friday, September 21, 2018 – 14th Olive Crest Signature Event. We’re putting together the final details for this fun-filled evening. More details can be found on our website at www.olivecrest.org/IE or by calling Shelley Ryan at (951) 300-9830.
How you can help Olive Crest develop a strong family for every child:
• INFORM – Visit our website at www.olivecrest.org
• CONNECT – Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OliveCrestInlandDesert
• ENGAGE – Text KIDSIE to 41444 to make a one-time donation or become a monthly Kids at Heart contributor
For more information about Olive Crest, please call (951) 686-8500 or visit www.olivecrest.org.
Information provided by Olive Crest