July 2, 2018

Olive Crest in Nevada Launches Back-to-School Backpack Drive

School supplies needed for local at-risk children and youth

LAS VEGAS – Olive Crest in Nevada, a nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of abused and at-risk children through the healing power of family, is hosting their Back-to-School Back Pack and School Supply Drive, July 2 – Aug. 3, to collect new school supplies and essentials to help struggling families in the Las Vegas community.  Much needed items include paper, pencils, art supplies, tissues, crayons and pens.  The supplies and backpacks will be distributed to over 100 Olive Crest’s clients, from pre-school age through high school. 

“School starts early in Southern Nevada and we want to help struggling families by providing their kids with the tools they need to excel at school,” said Myesha Wilson, executive director for Olive Crest in Nevada. “Sometimes something as simple as giving a child school supplies or a backpack can help struggling families which in turn can help with child abuse prevention. Our message is that at Olive Crest, “Child Abuse Stops Here!”

School supplies and backpacks can be delivered to Olive Crest in Nevada, 4285 N. Rancho Drive or Mountaintop Faith Ministries, 2845 S. Lindell Road.  To donate a pre-assembled backpack or to make a financial donation online, please visit

About Olive Crest

Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 100,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Our many innovative programs reflect our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families we serve, even after they have graduated from our programs. Olive Crest in Nevada serves nearly 3,500 children and families each year.  For more information on Olive Crest in Nevada, please call 702-685-3459 or visit


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FM Marketing LLC
Phone: (702) 249-9900

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