Hope Cottage and Feed Nova Scotia were selected as the first recipients of Olivia’s Christmas Gift.
We are so pleased to be able to continue our mission of helping Olivia do “Great Things”.
Feed Nova Scotia Donation @FEEDNOVASCOTIA
Hope Cottage Donation @Hope_Cottage
Merry Christmas to all who have supported Olivia’s Trust in our first year and we wish you nothing but “great things” for 2016.
It is hard to believe but Christmas is just around the corner!
If you are looking for unique and meaningful gift ideas why not think of one of Olivia’s Signature Tree items?
These gifts would be the gift that keeps on giving. All of the money the Trust raises from the sale of Olivia’s Signature Tree items goes back in to the Trust to be given back to our community through post-secondary scholarships and donations to organizations that were important to Olivia.
Stay tuned for our Christmas giving plans that will be happening soon for several organizations!
Words cannot express the appreciation we have for the students, staff, parents and concerned community members of Liverpool Regional High School.
The dedication Jeanie Rhodenizer and Todd Symes shows for their students is obvious and outstanding. They truly care about the kids and it shows in their actions.
On December 3, 2015 four separate student presentations were given, one for each grade level, plus a parent/community session in the evening.
The respect, kindness and compassion shown by each and every person, both young and old was remarkable.
A lot of information was given about drug abuse by Constable James which was very well received. Anyone watching could see the attention the kids were giving to his presentation. This information portion was followed by the sharing of Olivia’s Story and the response by the students in particular was incredible!
The kids were listening intently and respectfully, there were tears and true compassion. Many came up to us at the end to share their own personal stories and to thank us. We even had kids bring other kids who missed their class session back to attend another grade level session because they knew the importance of hearing Olivia’s Story. What more can we ask for?
All we can ask is that no other person make the same mistake that Olivia made. Let’s all do our part to end the nightmare of prescription drug abuse, addiction and overdose.
Keep the dialogue open and end the stigma!