SANTA ANA, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three prominent Southern California-based organizations with health, wellness and family at their core have teamed up for a second consecutive Major League Baseball season to ensure at-risk children in the region are "Safe at Home." Stremicks Heritage Foods, Angels and Olive Crest announced today that every time the Angels score a run during the 2012 season, Stremicks Heritage Organic Milk will donate $50 to support kids at Olive Crest who have suffered from abuse, abandonment and neglect. When the Angels' players safely cross home plate, it does much more than help them win the ball game – each run scored gives victims of abuse what every child deserves: a safe, loving home.
"Stremicks Heritage Food is a family company that is committed to raising awareness and money for issues that are relevant to the communities it serves," says Lou Stremick, President and CEO of Stremicks Heritage Organic Milk. "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."
"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," says Donald Verleur, Chief Executive Officer 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 on 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."
Fans, too, can take a swing at helping kids in need:
- Donate $5 to Olive Crest by texting HOME to 80888
- Give online at www.olivecrest.org/angels
- Buy Stremicks Heritage Organic Milk during National Dairy Month
- For every purchase of Stremicks Heritage Organic Milk (96 oz.) at Von's during June, 50 cents will be donated to Olive Crest.
- Attend the Angels/Mariners game on June 6th to show support of Olive Crest and the kids that have been given a safe home as a result of their efforts. Special on-field events will be featured.
- Log on to www.facebook.com/SafeAtHome50
Funds raised will help Olive Crest to provide continued programming to at-risk children, including: Foster Care/Adoption, Residential Homes, Family Preservation and Education. Dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children and to preserving the family, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 50,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families since it was established in 1973. Olive Crest serves nearly 1,000 children and families each day throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.
SOURCE Stremicks Heritage Organic Milk