Making the world a better place is important to Best Mattress, which is why they have partnered with Olive Crest, an organization committed to helping to break the cycle of child abuse. Since their inception in 1973, Olive Crest has helped more than 100,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk kids, teens, and young adults. In addition to offering emergency housing and financial support, Olive Crest also helps these kids to receive the mental health services, medical care, and education they need to live a happier, healthier life.
To help this incredible cause, Best Mattress furnishes apartments owned and maintained by Olive Crest, giving these kids a comfortable place to sleep each and every night. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Olive Crest will be hosting several events in Las Vegas to raise money for children and families throughout Nevada who have been affected by abuse. Here is a list of events and fundraisers that you can participate in, along with a special note from the Olive Crest team.
A Note From Olive Crest
“Olive Crest works all year-round to prevent child abuse. We are only able to do this vital work because of the generous support we receive from the community. We depend on our April fundraising events during Child Abuse Prevention Month to fund our efforts all year long,” said Laura Armeni-Kneesel, Director of Development at Olive Crest in Nevada. “When our supporters donate their time and resources, attend an event, or simply wear blue on April 7, they encourage everyone else in the community to show their support. They also help to raise awareness about the essential work we do to prevent child abuse and to rebuild families.” – Olive Crest
Schedule of Events and Fundraisers
April 1 – ONE Summerlin
Downtown Summerlin shows support for Child Abuse Prevention Month and Olive Crest by turning the ONE Summerlin building BLUE on Saturday, April 1st at nightfall.
April 7th – Go BLUE Day!
Olive Crest in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Nevada encourages everyone to do their part to raise awareness about preventing child abuse by wearing BLUE on Friday, April 7th.
April 8th (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) – Pinwheels for Prevention
Olive Crest is joining forces with Prevent Child Abuse Nevada and other organization to host its annual community resource fair focused on “Strengthening Families & Communities” Olive Crest will be on hand at Galleria at Sunset to provide information on its programs and services.
April 16th – 30th – Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Patrons of Southern Nevada-area Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations are invited to donate at the register while purchasing a beverage or snack.
April 22nd (1:00 p.m.) – The Ride Cares, Indoor Cycling Charity Ride
Support Olive Crest in Nevada by joining an exceptional charity bike ride event at The Ride, Premium Indoor Cycling. Riders participate in a class choreographed to high-energy music in a state-of-the-art cycle studio. Everyone is invited to participate; however, advanced reservations are required as there are a limited number of bikes ranging from $25 to $50. Register online: www.olivecrest.org/theride. All proceeds directly benefit Olive Crest in Nevada.
April 29th (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) – Be the Change. . .An Evening of Hope Gala
Olive Crest in Nevada’s signature annual fundraiser, the Be the Change. . .An Evening of Hope Gala held at Crimson inside the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. It features: entertainment, drinks and hors d’oeuvres along with the highly anticipated silent and live auctions. Supporters bid on fabulous items while supporting Olive Crest at the same time. All funds raised remain in Southern Nevada to help our area’s most at-risk children and their families. To purchase sponsorships, and event tickets, visit: https://501auctions.com/bethechange
April 1st -30th Amazon Smile
All month long, select Olive Crest and the organization receives 0.5% of eligible Amazon purchases when using Amazon Smile.
April 1st – 30th – Tupperware Party
Make a purchase during the month-long online Tupperware party at http://bit.ly/2mtSWPc, and 40% of the proceeds directly benefit Olive Crest in Nevada.