Helping our local community throughout the year is a passion of ours, and we want everyone to have the chance to get involved! There are several things we do each year when it comes to giving back to our community in a real and practical way, and also in a way that shows Christ's love.
Outreach to local schools is one of our top priorities, and there are many ways that we work to meet the needs of students in our community. We provide school supplies, volunteer at school events serving food or giving haircuts or simply smiling and welcoming people as they arrive. We also make hygiene packs and collect food for at-risk children in our local middle school, so that we can provide for their most basic needs. Additionally, we engage with the Bethel School District and support them in making a difference on a larger scale.
The Giving Tree provides gifts to struggling families through our local school districts, providing gifts during the Christmas season.
Stop by the Christmas tree in the center of the lobby at the Main Campus, take a tag, buy a gift, and bring it back so we can bless families in our community!
Easter Eggstravaganza is the largest outreach event of the year on the Saturday before Easter. This is a free event to our community and there's many ways to be involved: stuff plastic eggs, donate candy, purchase inexpensive ($5-10) age-appropriate (0-12 yrs) prizes, and volunteer the day of the event!
Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family… “One Life at a Time.”® There are 10,665 children in our state’s welfare system, many of which are in foster care. Olive Crest’s areas of outreach and service include: Child Abuse Prevention; Homes for Children, Teens, and Aged-Out Youth, Educational Support and Services, Adoption Placement and Support, Independent Life Skills Training and Mentoring, Counseling and Mental Health Treatment, and Family Crisis Intervention.