Christmas Giving 2019

Trustees, friends and volunteers with the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust are excited to announce Christmas Giving 2019!

On Monday, December 23rd, Olivia’s Trust is hosting a Christmas Bingo for the senior residents at Ocean View Continuing Care Centre in Eastern Passage.  We look forward to helping the residents with their games while giving out all the Bingo prizes we purchased for this festive event.  We will be providing items to hopefully make day-to-day living more enjoyable and a little easier for the residents and staff as well as some extra special gifts for patients living with dementia.  And of course some of Olivia’s Signature Tree items will make their way to the Centre as well!

At the end of the Bingo there will be a special performance by The Unconscious Collective Vocal Ensemble, an a cappella group of Halifax university students.

We truly want to thank everyone who attended our fundraisers, donated money, time and items for our auction and supported us this year.  It is because of your kindness and generosity we are able to pay it forward by helping those less fortunate in our communities.

 

Ornaments $5.00

#GIVINGTUESDAY 2019

Tuesday, December 3 is Giving Tuesday. Are you looking for a good cause to donate your money to? Please consider the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust.

Our goal this year is to raise $500.00. The money raised this Giving Tuesday will go directly towards helping seniors living in a care facility this Christmas 🎄

Please help us on our mission to provide essential day-to-day items as well as little extras and goodies for those seniors living in care that may not have the support of finances, family or friends.

Back-to-school 2019

Once again the Dartmouth East office will be collecting back to school supplies on behalf of the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust.

Olivia was a wonderful young person full of dreams. She loved the anticipation of back-to-school and enjoyed helping other. Olivia’s kindness lives on through her good deeds. Help Olivia continue to do “great things!”

Let’s honour Olivia by donating school supplies in her name. You can drop off your donated items at my office 73 Tacoma Dr suite 204, Mon – Fri 9 to 4

2019 Scholarship Recipient

The Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust Scholarship is not an academic achievement based award. It is based on the quality of your character and the good you have done for your school and community through inclusion. It is about what is in your heart. And what a heart our 2019 recipient has!

Congratulations to Brody Boudreau of Prince Andrew High School for being the sole recipient of our 2019 Scholarship!

The essay Brody wrote touched our hearts so deeply that we did something unprecedented. In the past each scholarship award has been $1,000.00. Due to Brody’s incredible spirit, will to achieve, and determination to overcome every obstacle that comes his way Brody will receive $2,000.00 to help him continue his story.

Congratulations Brody as you go on your next journey. You are exactly who Olivia would have wanted in a friend. We look forward to hearing of your future success 😊

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2019 Fundraising Extravaganza Tally

First, let us thank each and every single person who participated in our Annual Bowing Tournament 🎳 and Silent Auction held May 25!

A massive thank you to Bowlarama for allowing us to take over the alley so we can make this event happen! Thank you to the bowlers, the bidders, those who participated in the Booze Board and 50/50. Those who bought bake table items, made donations and those who bought Olivia’s Signature Tree items! This event could not happen without you all!

Thank you to all who donated items for our Silent Auction, Booze Board and bake table. All were very popular!

Last night we raised almost $7000.00!!!

This money will go a long way as we continue our mission to help Olivia do “great things!” Olivia’s Trust scholarships will be handed out at Prince Andrew High School in June. We also plan to help Brigadoon Village send kids to Camp Kedoopsie, their bereavement camp, which had 50 kids attend with no sponsoring! We will also help send many much deserving students back to school with all the gear they need for a successful school year 😊. And that’s all before October! Thank you for helping us help keep Olivia’s memory alive 💗

Now to start organizing 2020!

The Booze Board is Back!

No surprise the Craft Beer, Wine and Spirit Board was a huge hit last year! Due to popular demand we have brought it back! We renamed it this year because it is even bigger and better!

This years winner will take home hundreds of dollars of craft beer 🍺 craft cider 🍻wine🥂 spirits 🥃 and craft pop 🥤along with a few extras tossed in for fun.

Just some of the beverages you get to sample if you are the lucky winner are from Bad Apple Brewhouse – featuring Allie’s Fearless IPA + selections from Breton Brewing, Big Spruce Brewing, 2 Crows Brewing, Chill Street Fresh Beer and Cider Market, Forty Creek, Garrison Brewing, Off Track Brewing, Propeller Brewing and Tatamagouche Brewing just to name a few!!!

HOW TO PLAY: $10.00 per space – buy one or buy many to increase your odds! You can pay cash or email money transfer to dale@livstrust.com. Only 100 spaces will be sold so don’t delay!!!

Winner will be will announced at the Annual Bowling Tournament and Silent Auction Fundraising Extravaganza on May 25th (as long as all 100 spaces have been sold).

Updated photos of the Board will be posted regularly on the Face Book page and in the event post so follow those to stay up-to-date on spaces left to purchase ☺️

2019 BOWLING TOURNAMENT AND SILENT AUCTION EXTRAVAGANZA

Family, friends and volunteers of the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust invite you to our Annual Bowling Tournament 🎳 and Silent Auction Fundraising Extravaganza! Let’s all come together to raise funds so we can continue to help Olivia do “Great Things!

DATE: May 25, 2019

TIME: 7:00 pm

COST: $25.00 per person (includes shoe rental if needed). Book your lane early as we always sell out!

This fun-filled evening begins at 7 pm sharp with a 3-string bowling tournament consisting of 14 teams (5 bowlers per team). Winner takes home a ribbon 🏅 and bragging rights! (We ask the bowlers to arrive at 6:30 for lane assignments)

During the tournament we will also be holding our Silent Auction with tons of great items to bid on – bring your wallets (cash, e-transfer and cheques only).

All evening we will be selling Olivia’s Signature Tree items (NEW items will be available), holding a bake sale, 50/50 draw, weighted blanket raffle and selling spaces on our Craft Beer, Wine, Cider and Spirit Board!

We cannot think of a better way to honour and celebrate Olivia since her passion was bowling! All funds raised this evening will go back to our community in the form of post-secondary scholarships and donations to organizations that focus on our youth, animals in need and those less fortunate.

~ Don’t forget to join our Face Book Event to see updates and the silent auction items as they become available 😊

NOTE: If you would like to donate an item, gift certificate or service for the Silent Auction let us know and we will make arrangements to pick it up)