Developing meaningful relationships can be one of the most challenging aspects of being in the child welfare system. It’s a whole new world for parents and kids alike, a time when both need a lot of family and community support. Thanks to Ingram Micro, Olive Crest in Orange County was able to do just that on Tuesday, August 6. Ingram Micro graciously hosted a bowling night for 20 Olive Crest foster families and a host of Olive Crest staff at Irvine Lanes.
A wonderful evening for all, Olive Crest and 20 Ingram Micro volunteers took over nine lanes that evening. Each family was welcomed by an Ingram Micro volunteer who gave them a customized water bottle, pencils, pencil sharpeners, and candy. They also provided bowling shoes, two hours of bowling, and volunteers to help little ones bowl, along with a splendid dinner of pizza, salad, fruit and drinks. It was an awesome way for Olive Crest families to connect with each other and develop critical relationships within the foster community. Olive Crest Adoptions Supervisor, Jennifer Oei, said, “We truly felt spoiled and we are incredibly grateful for Ingram Micro’s generosity.”
Earlier this year, Ingram Micro donated proceeds from their annual golf tournament toward Olive Crest children and families, as well. As a way to say thank you, kids at Olive Crest created a “fingerprint tree” during a support group to give to Ingram Micro.
Thank you to Ingram Micro and all who support children and families at Olive Crest.