March 23, 2017

Olive Crest Nevada hosts April Events for Child Abuse Prevention Month

LAS VEGAS – This April, Olive Crest in Nevada invites Southern Nevadans to join them as they wear blue to bring attention to the fight against child abuse during Child Abuse Prevention Month. The nonprofit organization, dedicated to preventing child abuse and strengthening families, will be hosting a wide array of awareness events and fundraisers. Downtown Summerlin kicks off the month by turning ONE Summerlin blue on Saturday, April 1, 2017, and culminating with Olive Crest Nevada’s signature annual fundraiser: Be the Change. . .An Evening of Hope Gala held at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa on April 29, 2017.

“Olive Crest works 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.”

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Schedule of Events and Fundraisers:

Saturday, 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 1 – 30 – Tupperware Party:
Make a purchase during the month-long online Tupperware party at, and 40% of the proceeds directly benefit Olive Crest in Nevada.

Friday, April 7 – 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.

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Pinwheels for Prevention:
Olive Crest is joining forces with Prevent Child Abuse Nevada and other organizations 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 16 – 30 – 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.

Saturday, April 22, 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 available ranging from $25 to $50. Register online:  All proceeds directly benefit Olive Crest in Nevada.

Saturday, April 29, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Be the Change. . .An Evening of Hope Gala
Olive Crest’s signature annual fundraiser Be the Change. . .An Evening of Hope Gala is held at Crimson inside the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. The event 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:

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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 call 702-685-3459 or visit


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