The story of Olive Crest began in 1973, when Founders Dr. Donald Verleur and his wife Lois Verleur took in four teenage girls and opened what they believed to be the first group home for children in Southern California. Olive Crest today still continues to be dedicated to PREVENTING child abuse, TREATING and EDUCATING at-risk children, and to PRESERVING the family…one life at a time®.
Olive Crest serves nearly 3,000 at-risk children and their families each day, resulting in more than 290,000 safe days annually. The Verleurs’ vision since founding the organization has transformed the lives of over 70,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. Olive Crest works tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing loving safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Their many vital programs reflect their strong philosophy that transforming the lives of abused, abandoned, and neglected children is done through the healing power of family.
“We have our two significant fundraising events benefitting the children of Olive Crest on May 1st and May 14th. We hope our community can support by attending these fun and unique event(s), and/or providing financial support for them,” stated Tracy Fitzsimmons, Executive Director of Olive Crest’s Riverside/Inland Empire & Desert Communities region. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families they serve, even after they have graduated from the many programs offered.
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 – ANNUAL PICK A PURSE LUNCHEON EVENT See below ad for more information.
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 – 14TH ANNUAL HONKY TONK BOWLING EVENT at Arlington Lanes in Riverside. Put on your finest Western attire and join in the fun beginning at 6 p.m., featuring bowling, shoe rental, great food and beverages and opportunity baskets. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at www.olivecrest.org/IE or by calling Shelley Ryan at 951-300-9830.
How you can help Olive Crest achieve a strong family for every child:
INFORM – Visit our website at www.olivecrest.org.
CONNECT – Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/olivecrestie.
ENGAGE – Text KIDSIE to 41444 to make a one-time donation or become a monthly KIDS AT HEART giver.
For more information on Olive Crest, please call 951-686-8500 or visit www.olivecrest.org.
Submitted by Olive Crest