Olive Crest plans ‘A Night in Tuscany’ fundraiser

A September fundraiser is set to raise money for Olive Crest, an organization that works to prevent child abuse in the Inland Empire.

“A Night In Tuscany” is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Riverside home of long-time Olive Crest supporters Jennifer and Tom Mangione.

“Olive Crest provides such critical services for our community – from child abuse prevention to counseling, to homelessness prevention for children and teens,” Tom Mangione said in a news release.

The 6 p.m. event will include appetizers, dinner and entertainment by singer Robbie Britt, who has performed at the White House and at national sporting events. Comedian Nazareth also will perform.

Proceeds will support the organization’s work for about 2,800 children and families in the Inland Empire this year, the release states.

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“As a result of the pandemic and increased inflation, families have seen a troubling rise in food scarcity, domestic violence, unemployment and mental-health needs,” Tracy Fitzsimmons, executive director of Olive Crest for Inland & Desert Communities, said in the release.  “We are serving twice the population as compared to five years ago. We anticipate continued increases in our service areas including foster, family restoration and support, aged-out foster youth, counseling and child-abuse prevention.”

Tickets are $200 a person. Event sponsorships range from $1,000 to $15,000.

Ticket information: Terri Larson, Olive Crest’s special events director, 951-686-8500, ext. 4303, or [email protected]; or visit www.olivecrest.org/nightintuscany2022