Olivia was a beautiful
ten year old girl...
...who loved playing soccer, climbing trees, petting every dog that came into her path and traveling the world with her family as they worked with a variety of humanitarian organizations.
On October 3, 2009, Olivia and her older sister Hannah were excited to take part in a one mile fun run near their home. As Olivia began to cross the road at a crosswalk near the University of Arkansas, a car driven by a university student did not slow down or stop, severely hitting Olivia.
She passed away hours later lovingly surrounded by her family.
Dedicated to Olivia, Olivia's Basket is a natural extension of our family as we continue to serve. It is not meant as a way to give value to Olivia's life because we believe her life already had a beautiful intended purpose. And though she was young, Olivia loved being able to help others.
We are dedicated to helping
To date, through generous gifts and hundreds of volunteers from around the world,
we have built new homes for families in crisis.
Be a light
Each day when Olivia left for school she heard,
"Olivia be a light today. You never know if there is somebody
who needs a hug or just needs needs someone to be nice to them."
This is why we are here. And this is what we love doing; telling
everyone we meet that good things happen when we work together.
Please explore oliviasbasket.org and be encouraged.
And consider being a special part of helping others
in honor of a special girl.
Thank you from all of us. We are the Ray family,
Good things are happening.
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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702
Olivia's Basket is an integral part of the Abide Collective, a registered 501(c)(3) in the state of Arkansas.
All donations will receive a tax receipt and are eligible for deduction abidecollective.org.