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March 10, 1990 | --LUZ VILLARREAL
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp toured a home for battered, abused and emotionally disturbed children Friday and told the staff that he wanted to help find more funding for the center. "Some of the children have been abused to where they were forced out of their homes," he told the Olive Crest staff. "I would like to tie our federal assistance not to just shelters, but to programs like this to help lives.
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May 20, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
In the largest annual fund-raiser for Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children, the nonprofit group will be awarded $310,000 Thursday before the Anaheim Angels game. The donation also represents the single largest check ever presented to one charity by Angels Care/Mighty Ducks Care, charities of Anaheim Sports Inc., which owns and manages the two professional sports teams. In March, Olive Crest held a fund-raiser, with the help of Anaheim Sports, at the Disneyland Hotel.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
In the largest annual fund-raiser for Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children, the nonprofit group will be awarded $310,000 Thursday before the Anaheim Angels game. The donation also represents the single largest check ever presented to one charity by Angels Care/Mighty Ducks Care, charities of Anaheim Sports Inc., which owns and manages the two professional sports teams. In March, Olive Crest held a fund-raiser, with the help of Anaheim Sports, at the Disneyland Hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1995 | JEFF KASS
Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children, which celebrated the renovation of its headquarters last week, is seeking gift donations for the holidays. Since 1973, Olive Crest has had a holiday gift drive for children in group homes and foster care. Last year, the organization took in 1,800 gifts, said Julie Seaborn, the group's director of public relations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1990 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
For the second year in a row, Anaheim-based Olive Crest Treatment Centers, which runs 28 group homes for children and troubled teen-agers, was named as one of six organizations nationwide to receive a Washington Charity Award. The Washington Charity Awards Dinner, to be held in July, was started in 1980 under President Jimmy Carter. The tradition has continued over the years, with six to eight charities honored each year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1992 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Linda Gronski and her special buddy, Laura, have become the best of friends. Laura, 17, now has a person she can confide in, share her life with, and, most importantly, trust and count on. "I needed a more stable family life," Laura said. And Gronski said Laura (not her real name) has added a new dimension to her life. "We both had holes in our lives. I was going through a midlife crisis," Gronski said about turning 40.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1995 | JEFF KASS
Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children, which celebrated the renovation of its headquarters last week, is seeking gift donations for the holidays. Since 1973, Olive Crest has had a holiday gift drive for children in group homes and foster care. Last year, the organization took in 1,800 gifts, said Julie Seaborn, the group's director of public relations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1990 | LUZ VILLARREAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clad in jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts and equipped with brushes, about 20 college students teamed up Saturday morning to paint a Costa Mesa group home for battered, abused and emotionally disturbed teen-age girls. The crew of students--all managers, trainers and painters for the Anaheim-based Triple 'A' Student Painters--worked from 7 a.m. to mid-afternoon providing the home with a free face lift.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Abused teen-age mothers and their children are finding shelter and care in a new group house opened recently in the city by the Olive Crest Treatment Centers for Abused Children. The group house, the first for the organization in South County, will be able to accommodate up to six mothers and children at any given time. It is also the first Olive Crest home that caters specifically to abused teen-age mothers in Orange County.
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June 23, 1992 | KATHRYN BOLD
About 700 rhinestone cowboys and cowgirls in their flashiest Western attire caught the spirit of the Wild West on Friday during a hoedown at Knott's Berry Farm. Knott's staged the "Wild West Spectacular" dinner-dance on behalf of the Olive Crest Abused Children's Foundation. The $75-per-person gala was expected to raise about $50,000 for the Anaheim-based Olive Crest Treatment Centers for Abused Children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1992 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Linda Gronski and her special buddy, Laura, have become the best of friends. Laura, 17, now has a person she can confide in, share her life with, and, most importantly, trust and count on. "I needed a more stable family life," Laura said. And Gronski said Laura (not her real name) has added a new dimension to her life. "We both had holes in our lives. I was going through a midlife crisis," Gronski said about turning 40.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Abused teen-age mothers and their children are finding shelter and care in a new group house opened recently in the city by the Olive Crest Treatment Centers for Abused Children. The group house, the first for the organization in South County, will be able to accommodate up to six mothers and children at any given time. It is also the first Olive Crest home that caters specifically to abused teen-age mothers in Orange County.
NEWS
June 23, 1992 | KATHRYN BOLD
About 700 rhinestone cowboys and cowgirls in their flashiest Western attire caught the spirit of the Wild West on Friday during a hoedown at Knott's Berry Farm. Knott's staged the "Wild West Spectacular" dinner-dance on behalf of the Olive Crest Abused Children's Foundation. The $75-per-person gala was expected to raise about $50,000 for the Anaheim-based Olive Crest Treatment Centers for Abused Children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1990 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
For the second year in a row, Anaheim-based Olive Crest Treatment Centers, which runs 28 group homes for children and troubled teen-agers, was named as one of six organizations nationwide to receive a Washington Charity Award. The Washington Charity Awards Dinner, to be held in July, was started in 1980 under President Jimmy Carter. The tradition has continued over the years, with six to eight charities honored each year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1990 | LUZ VILLARREAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clad in jeans, T-shirts and sweat shirts and equipped with brushes, about 20 college students teamed up Saturday morning to paint a Costa Mesa group home for battered, abused and emotionally disturbed teen-age girls. The crew of students--all managers, trainers and painters for the Anaheim-based Triple 'A' Student Painters--worked from 7 a.m. to mid-afternoon providing the home with a free face lift.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1990 | --LUZ VILLARREAL
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp toured a home for battered, abused and emotionally disturbed children Friday and told the staff that he wanted to help find more funding for the center. "Some of the children have been abused to where they were forced out of their homes," he told the Olive Crest staff. "I would like to tie our federal assistance not to just shelters, but to programs like this to help lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2000 | Sharon Nagy, (714) 966-5832
Cards That Care, a collection of holiday greeting cards that benefit nonprofit organizations, are on sale at the San Juan Capistrano Library through Nov. 30. Proceeds from the cards, which are designed by children, will go to groups such as Laura's House, Olive Crest Treatment Center for Abused Children, the American Heart Assn. and the American Cancer Society. Order forms can be obtained at the library, 31441 El Camino Real. Information: (949) 493-1752.
BUSINESS
March 3, 1994 | Greg Johnson / Times staff writer
Matching Funds: Taco Bell asked its corporate office employees to put their money where their mouths are--and then did in kind. The Irvine company pressed employees at its Irvine headquarters to surpass the $55,000 in donations made to the 1992-93 United Way campaign. Employees responded by pledging $68,000. So the corporation has donated 13 grants of $1,000 each to United Way-funded agencies for the 1993-94 campaign. Groups targeted by Taco Bell were: Mental Health Assn.
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