Children and teens at Olive Crest to benefit from donated back-to-school items

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Cox employees collect hundreds of school items for local children

WHAT: In what has become an annual tradition, the 1,300 employees of Cox Communications, Las Vegas have spent the past six weeks collecting back-to-school items ranging from backpacks to pencils and notebooks to donate to the children and teens at Olive Crest, a home for those in the foster care program in Southern Nevada.

On Wednesday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m., representatives from Cox will arrive at Olive Crest with this huge donation – enough to fill an entire room with piles of paper, pencils and backpacks. 

WHEN:            Wednesday, August 17 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:         Olive Crest – 4435 S. Jones Blvd.

Flamingo Road west to Jones Boulevard, turn south (left)

                        *Phone is 702-221-6224.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES/VISUALS:        

  • Stacks of back-to-school supplies being delivered and distributed
  • Interview opportunities with:

-Steve Schorr, VP of Public Affairs, Cox Communications
-Donald Verleur II, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Olive Crest (national)
-Jennifer Bevacqua, MA, Regional Program Director, Olive Crest Nevada
-Children ages 7-15 who will benefit from the donation

ABOUT OLIVE CREST:

Since 1997, Olive Crest has served more than 1,000 children in Las Vegas from birth to age 18. The non-profit organization provides 24-hour care to abused, neglected and abandoned children.  Its foster program provides training and education, ongoing home visits, support groups, and overall guidance on child development and children with special needs. Olive Crest’s Family Preservation program provides community awareness, in-home counseling, crisis intervention and parenting classes to Las Vegas families in need, as well an outreach program which teaches the public about child abuse, how to prevent child abuse, and how to access community resources.

CONTACT:

Tamar Hoapili 545-1005
Cox Communications

Selina Melancon – 234-6681
Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations

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