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Silent Auction Donations

Our Bowling Tournament and Silent Auction is just around the corner (May 28)!

If you or someone you know has a company with a product or service you would like to donate we would love to have it!  No matter how big or small all would be greatly appreciated!  Donations are starting to arrive.  Let’s make the silent auction a huge success so we can help Olivia do what she wanted to do most – help others!!!

2017 Compassion and Kindness Celebrates Olivia Day 🎉

On October 23rd we will celebrate Olivia’s 21st 🎈 birthday.  Olivia loved her birthday – it was an event she started to plan from the day after her last one.

Every year we hold our “Compassion and Kindness Celebrates Olivia Day!” on October 23rd. 

We encourage everyone who knew and loved Olivia, and those who have come to know her, to commit random acts of kindness and compassion in her honour. The beauty of this day is it does not matter where you are in the world, you will be able to participate on her special day. 

 We encourage everyone to participate. Your random act does not need to be grand or expensive – buying a coffee for a total stranger or making a donation to a local shelter or taking flowers to a seniors residence… there is no limit to what can be done in memory of a girl who was the epitome of compassion, kindness and acceptance 💞

We would love to hear what you do to celebrate Olivia on her big day. Let us know by posting on the Facebook page or commenting on this post. 

(A Facebook event will be created on the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust “Like” page.)

Olivia’s Trust acknowledged in the Nova Scotia Legislature – House of Assembly

MLA for Dartmouth East, Tim Halman acknowledged the work of the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust in the Nova Scotia Legislature on September 27, 2017.  Thank you Tim for your very kind words.  We truly appreciate it!

 

 

NSI Online Short Film Festival 


“Live On”, the documentary created by Delaney MacKay and Jessica Hirtle , was accepted to the National Screen Institute (NSI) Online Short Film Festival 🎥 

“Live On” will be aired on their site (www.nsi-canada.ca) on November 6. 

A very special thank you to Jessica and Delaney for creating this wonderful tribute to Olivia and the work we continue to do in her memory 💜

Helping us help others 🎒

We live in an amazing community!

Thanks to the $195.00 raised from the weighted blanket raffle by Courtnee Estabrooks of Courtnee’s Weighted Blankets and donated to the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust, we were able to donate the remaining 21 backpacks needed by the Salvation Army in Dartmouth.

That means that every family that registered their child this summer will not only get the back-to-school supplies we already donated, they will also have a backpack 🎒 to put them in!!!

Back-to-school can be a challenging time of year for some families. Sometimes these families need a helping hand and that is what Olivia’s Trust is all about.

We love helping others in Olivia’s memory 💜

Back-to-school Supplies Donation for 2017

This is what school supplies for 15 high school aged student looks like!

We will be dropping off all these supplies to MLA for Dartmouth East, Tim Halman’s office today where they will be given to students in need of a little extra help to get ready for the 2017-2018 school year.

Thanks to all the people who donate money, attend our fundraising events and purchase Olivia’s Signature Tree items we are able to donate these supplies in memory of Olivia, who loved school and back-to-school shopping 🛒

We are so honoured to continue to help Olivia do “great things!”

2017 Back-to-school Weighted Blanket Raffle

Courtnee’s Weighted Blankets has another blanket raffle happening right now!!! See below for details:

Draw date: September 1, 2017.

Tickets cost: $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

Please contact: courtneeestabrooks@gmail.com to e-transfer ticket money

Olivia loved school. So, for the past two years Olivia’s Trust has donated school supplies for families who do not have the means. With Courtnee’s generous weighted blanket raffle we will be able to donate even more school supplies this year!!!

All proceeds will come to Olivia’s Trust, just in time for our 3rd Annual Back-To-School Supply Donation.

Thank you Courtnee Estabrooks for your continued kindness and unwavering support ♥

2016 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations Laila Noujaim!

This wonderful young lady is the recipient of the $1000.00 Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust Scholarship and we could not be more pleased!!!

Laila’s essay embodied exactly what we were looking for in an entry.  She was thoughtful, insightful and truly captured Olivia’s spirit of acceptance and forgiveness with her activities during her three years at Prince Andrew High School.  She no doubt made her school and community a better place for having her in it.

Best of luck to you Laila as you embark on the next part of your life’s journey at Dalhousie University knowing Olivia is with you every step of the way.  She most definitely has your back ♥