Acura of Las Vegas hosts event to benefit Olive Crest

The first Angels for Angels Spring Fling craft festival to benefit Olive Crest Foundation was recently held at Acura of Las Vegas. With 23 booths participating, the program drew a steady crowd, according to dealership General Manager Tim Donnelly.

“All of the vendors said that they recorded sales,” Donnelly said. “It was so good that we plan to have them back in the future.”

Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of 50,000 abused, neglected and at-risk children and their families. Olive Angels for Angels work as volunteers putting together activities for the children in need.

“It’s a wonderful cause,” Donnelly said. “We love being a part of anything that helps children. The main reason I committed to this is because of the people involved with Olive Crest. They are truly people with big hearts.”

Donnelly spoke with event organizer Sheryl Rios to plan for a larger event in the fall.

“We have agreed to expand the parking lot for the next event,” said Donnelly. “The Angels for Angels are true professionals with incredible talents.”

Rios, community involvement coordinator for Olive Crest, lauded the event.

“It went very well,” said Rios. “We had quite a few people donated diapers for our babies. We had several of our vendors who do crafts make their items, whether it is quilts, aprons or jewelry or even bows for little girls.”

The Southern Nevada chapter of Olive Crest was founded in 1996. It has two locations in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas that provide a broad spectrum of care for children and families throughout Clark County.

For information regarding Olive Crest, call 221-6224 or visit www.olivecrest.org/nv.

For information on Acura of Las Vegas, call 368-7000 or visit www.lasvegasacura.com.

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