Back Pack Donation

Olivia’s Trust loves to help provide back-to-school gear!

This time we were able to donate the 38 remaining bags and some school supplies needed to make sure every one of the of 80+ kids registered with the Dartmouth Salvation Army get their very own backpack!

We think there will be some very happy kids who get to pick out their fancy new backpack and school supplies this afternoon!

Thank you to all the people who donate to the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust so we get to continue to do “great things!” in Olivia’s memory πŸ’œ

Back-to-school Donation 2018

The Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust is so very happy to be able to donate 8 backpacks filled to the brim with school supplies to the Woodlawn United Church.

Each student will receive a backpack, zippered binder, 2 packs of loose leaf, graph paper, report cover, 4 duo-tangs, single subject and 3-subject notebooks, page dividers, scientific calculator, 16 GB USB, pens, pencils, liquid paper and a pencil case along with a custom “Olivia’s Signature Tree” water bottle. We are also supplying bus tickets to help kids in need get back and forth to school.

Olivia would be thrilled to know she is helping kids go back to school in style so they can have a great new school year!

Thank you to every single person who supports us through our fundraising efforts so we can continue to do “great things!” in Olivia’s memory. Her kindness and compassion lives on in each of us πŸ’œ

Back-To-School 2018-2019

Back-to-school is just around the corner (sorry kids πŸ˜‰).

Olivia loved back-to-school. She loved the process of picking out new clothes and getting her school supplies in order. We can think of no better way to honour her memory than to provide kids with the same sense of joy during what can be an expensive and at times stressful time in their young lives.

Olivia’s Trust is helping two organizations this year as they gather items for kids and families who are in need of some extra help during his time of year. The Dartmouth Salvation Army and Woodlawn United Church.

We will be helping Dartmouth Salvation Army by joining them on Wednesday, August 22 from 1-6 pm at STAPLES in Dartmouth Crossing. We will be collecting back-to-school items and helping to supply some as well. Drop by with a donation.

We are also helping the Woodlawn United Church reach their goal to send the 40 kids they have registered in their program get outfitted with everything they need for a successful start to a new school year. The backpacks have all been provided and their congregation has filled 4 boxes with essential items but there is still a ways to go!!! Please feel free to drop off a donation to their location at 54 Woodlawn Road. Olivia’s Trust will step in to provide what the community does not.

Thank you for your support as we help the kids in our community get the best start to a new school year! Olivia would be so proud πŸ’œ

2018 Scholarship Winners

Olivia’s Trust is pleased to announce the winners of our $1000.00 post-secondary scholarships:

Megan MacDonald

Joanna Noujaim

Leah Riehl

Shaye Tilley

These wonderful young people are a testament to Olivia’s spirit of compassion, kindness and inclusion. They have all been shining examples of how simple acts and kind gestures can make all the difference for their school and community.

We wish you all nothing but the best as you begin your journey to the rest of your lives.

Wine, Spirit & Craft Beer Board

Spaces are now available on our first ever Wine, Spirit and Craft Beer Board!

The Board has spaces numbered 1-100. For the bargain price of $10.00 you will earn a chance to win over $500.00 worth of wine 🍷, spirits 🍸and craft beer 🍻

The lucky winner will get to take home 7 bottles of wine, 3 bottles of hard liquor, 1 bottle of mead, 10+ bottles of craft beer (5 of which are Limited Edition) along with 35+ cans of craft beer from various local craft beer breweries. We even have a special bonus of Heady Topper and Focal Banger all the way from The Alchemist in Stowe, Vermont for anyone wanting to try these world renowned beer!

Message what space you would like, once we confirm it is available, e-transfer your money (to dale@livstrust.com) along with your name and a contact number to be reached at.

Once all of the spaces have been sold we will draw the winner! Good luck to all who participate 😊

2018 Weighted Blanket Raffle

Courtnee’s Weighted Blankets is once again raffling off blankets with all proceeds to go to the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust for our scholarships!!!

Thanks to the very talented Courtnee Estabrooks for donating not one but TWO beautiful Weighted Blankets! The beige quilt style is a 15 lb. double and the black, white and dark teal is a 20 lb. double for a combined value of $600! (Scroll down for pics)

Last year Courtnee donated one double size weighted blanket and raised $700 for Olivia’s Trust. This year Courtnee wants to double what she raised and with the support of our wonderful community I have no doubt she will succeed!

To purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of these gorgeous Weighted Blankets please contact Courtnee via her Face Book site, “Courtnee’s Weighted Blankets” and email money transfer her at courtneeestabrooks@gmail.com.

Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Please include your name, phone number and area of residence. Draw date is May 28, 2018.

Good luck everyone! And thank you Courtnee 😍

Donation for Phoenix 2017

Next up to receive some kindness this holiday season from Olivia’s Trust is Phoenix.

Olivia’s passion was helping others, especially those less fortunate. She helped many friends who had lost their homes for various reasons so we could think of no better way to honour her memory than to give to Phoenix.

Today Olivia’s Trust donated winter coats, hats, mitts, socks, toiletries and other goodies for 6 females and 6 males 🎁

If you or your family and friends are looking for a way to donate or give back you should consider Phoenix. Go to http://www.phoenixyouth.ca for their Wish List and ways to donate.

“Phoenix is a non-profit, community based organization located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At Phoenix we believe people matter – all people.Β  Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth between the ages of 11 and 24, families, and communities across multiple locations in Halifax.Β Β  Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has unique needs and personal strengths. We believe that people are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them.

Vision

We believe that people matter. All people. We all have the right to respect, dignity, support, and the opportunity to thrive.”

All the best to you and yours this holiday season from Olivia’s Trust πŸŽ„