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Angels partnership aims to make kids “Safe at Home”

For each Angels run, Stremicks Heritage Foods donates $50 to Olive Crest’s fight against child abuse

by Jacy DanquePublished: June 08, 2012 02:45 PM

For the second year, Stremicks Heritage Foods joins Major League Baseball team to help children during the Olive Crest Safe at Home fundraising program. During the 2012 Angels MLB season, every time the Angels score a run, Santa Ana-based Stremicks Heritage Organic Milk will donate $50 to Olive Crest to support its programs to prevent and end child abuse.

“Stremicks Heritage Food is a family company that is committed to raising awareness and money for issues that are relevant to the community it serves. We recognize the importance of family and that healthy lifestyles start at home with proper nutrition, care and nurturing. That’s why we are proud to stand with Angels Baseball and Olive Crest to strike out child abuse,” said Lou Stremick, president and CEO of Stremicks Heritage Organic Milk.

Olive Crest, a family-services nonprofit organization with offices in three states and throughout Southern California, provides programs and services that help at-risk children and families, including foster care/adoption services, residential home programs, family preservation counseling and education. The organization has helped over 50,000 neglected children and families since 1973. It operates all over California, Nevada and the Pacific Northwest, handling almost 1,000 children and families daily.

“We frequently see kids who are malnourished – both in mind and body – as a result of their abuse and neglect. The Safe at Home partnership allows us to extend programming that reflects Olive Crest’s conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to heal children,” said Donald Verleur, CEO of Olive Crest. “Because we often encounter kids and families who need to learn what nutrition is and how to incorporate it into their lives, partnering with Stremicks Heritage Organic Milk – a company centered in nutrition, healthy living and family values – and Angels Baseball – which has been active in the community throughout their 50 years playing America’s favorite pastime – makes complete sense.”

Interested individuals can participate by donating $5 to Olive Crest by texting HOME to 80888, visiting Olive Crest’s online fundraising page, or purchasing Stremicks Heritage Organic Milk at Von’s during June to donate 50 cents for each 96 oz.

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