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Olivia’s Trust COVID 19 🦠Update

This is the time of year we excitedly put out a post announcing our upcoming annual Bowling Tournament and Silent Auction fundraiser. This event has always been held the Saturday after the May Victoria Day long weekend. While we have the alley booked for May 23rd, it is currently closed due the virus 🦠. We do not know if it will re-open by this date or what social distancing will look like at that time.

We will likely have to postpone or possibly cancel our event for the safety and well-being of our supporters. We are debating whether to run some of the components such as the ever popular Craft Beer, Wine and Spirit Board and a handmade quilt raffle. Stay tuned for updates.

Olivia’s Trust still plans to award a post-secondary scholarship to a student currently set to graduate from Prince Andrew High School in June 2020. Since schools are closed and we do not know when they will re-open, it may not be possible for students wishing to apply to get their applications in to Student Services by the May 15th deadline. Therefore, if you are a student or know of a student that will graduate this year and wish to apply for our scholarship, please send your essay along with 2 letters of recommendation directly to dale@livstrust.com for consideration.

Olivia’s Trust will soon be making donations to organizations in most need that meet our mandate. Once we have made our choices, another post will go out to let you know where your support is helping during these uncertain and challenging times.

Thank you and stay safe ~ Dale, Nicole and Tom

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!!!

2020 Scholarship Recipient

We are so pleased to announce Julia Yurchesyn is the recipient of the 2020 Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust Scholarship for $1000.00 🎓

Julia embodies everything Olivia’s scholarship is all about. Kindness, acceptance, forgiveness, friendship and giving back. Julia’s school and community involvement plus her volunteerism is an example for us all. From her participation in the school band and musicals and involvement in the Student Council Social Justice Committee to youth leader at her church to charity work in support of the IWK. Her true passion about female leadership even lead her to found Girls for Girls at the Woodlawn Library! The focus of Girls for Girls is goal-setting, relationships, self-image and strengths. What a wonderful, supportive environment she has created for teen girls to thrive in! Simply amazing 🌟

Please join us in congratulating Julia for her achievements. Julia will be pursuing a career as a teacher 👩‍🏫

COVID 19 Donations – Round 2!

Jym Line Glassware’s COVID 19 fundraiser has been a complete success! Today, Tom Adams, the owner of Jym Line was able to donate an additional $2000.00 among Shumilacke Food Bank, Sharing and Caring Angel Tree Food Bank and the East Hants Family Resource Centre in East Hants!

Olivia’s Trust has again matched these donations for HRM. Our donations went equally to East Dartmouth Christian Food Bank, P.A.C.T. (Parents and Children Together Resource Centre), Margaret’s House and Hope for Wildlife.

Jym Line Glassware will continue to promote this fundraiser in the hopes of future donations to other organizations who are trying to help those affected by COVID 19. If you are interested in purchasing a glass 🥃 go to the Jym Line Glassware Facebook page for details.

Olivia loved to help others in need and we love to honour her memory 💗

Stay safe!

COVID 19 Donations

Here is the glass that started it all… Jym Line Glassware Ltd. created this glass as a fundraiser to help out in their community during this tumultuous time. Each glass is $10 (taxes include) of which $5 is being donated to local area organizations in East Hants where Jym Line is located.

The glass proved to be so popular, the first run SOLD OUT in a few hours on April 15 and Tom Adams, President is Jym Line was able to donate $535.00 to the Caring and Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank on April 16! Now that’s how it’s done! Way to go Tom 👊🏼 Tom has committed to printing more glasses and is currently working on reserving orders for the next run due by April 23.

Olivia’s Trust works closely with Jym Line as they are an ardent supporter of The Trust in all ways. The Trust has decided to match Jym Line’s donations to organizations in HRM, with a focus on Dartmouth as that is Olivia’s community. Our first donation of $535.00 will be to the St. Thomas More Food Bank in East Dartmouth. Our second donation is earmarked for P.A.C.T. (Parents and Children Together) in Cole Harbour.

If you would like to help these efforts please consider buying a glass (go to the Jym Line Glassware Facebook page for details on how to purchase a glass for yourself or someone else). You can also make donations directly to the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust with directions that your donation be reserved for COVID 19 relief and we will ensure that is where it goes.

Thank you and stay safe, Olivia’s Trust Team

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars 📆 folks! We have booked our Annual Bowling Tournament 🎳 and Silent Auction for 7 pm Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Woodside Bowlarama!

Join us for a laughter-filled night of fun as we get together to do those things Olivia loved most – bowling 🎳 and shopping 🛍. All in an effort to raise money to support the ongoing work we do for the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust

Not only will you have the opportunity to participate in the coveted bowling tournament (winners take home bragging rights), but you will also be able to bid on a multitude of fantastic items in the Silent Auction. Plus we will have a bake table, assorted raffles, 50/50 and our very popular Craft Beer, Wine and Spirit Board (details to follow)! And of course we will have Olivia’s Signature Tree items for sale as well!

Cost: $25.00 per person (5 person teams) if you wish to book a lane to bowl in the tournament

NOTE: An event will be created through our Face Book page closer to the event. Be sure to reserve your lane early as spots fill quickly for this event.

🎁 If you are interested in donating items for the Silent Auction please contact us directly via the website, Face Book, email: dale@livstrust.com or call Dale at 902-880-6848.

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!