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.
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
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 😊
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 💗
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 ☺️
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)
Our Annual Bowling Tournament and Silent Auction Fundraiser is booked for May 25, 2019!
This fundraiser not only promises to be a great time, it is also the key way we raise the money to help Olivia continue to do “Great Things!” Through the money raised we provide post-secondary scholarships for graduating Prince Andrew High School students as well as donations to organizations that focus on our youth, animals in need and those less fortunate. Just like Liv would want.
We are now accepting items for the silent auction portion of the fundraiser – if you or someone you know would like to donate a gift basket, certificate for goods and services, gift card, hand-crafted item etc please contact us to make arrangements. We thank you in advance for your donation.
NOTE: An event post on the website and through our Face Book Page will go out closer to the date in order to book your teams for the bowling tournament. Only 14 lanes (5 people per lane/team) are available so once the post goes up reserve your lane early. We fill the lanes fast every year.
As always, we thank you for your support and participation.
Our 2018 Christmas giving did not stop with our senior community! We decided to get a little more personal with the younger generation. After a wonderful suggestion by Steve Murray, we reached out to the staff of Phoenix Youth Shelter and offered to host a pizza 🍕party and cookie decorating evening 😊. Olivia would love this!!!
On Sunday, December 16 the Trustees and volunteers brought pizza, chips, fruit and vegetable platters, juice, water and cookies along with all the fixings needed to decorate to Phoenix Youth Shelter in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We got to eat (thank you for the amazing ribs and cole slaw!) chat and share Olivia. We shared why we do what we do with some wonderful people. What a great time! We can’t even begin to explain what an honour it was. Thank you for your questions and the honest, open dialogue that followed.
A great big thank you goes out to Ragan Eagle of Sweet Eagle Bakery for donating the amazing cookies the staff and residents decorated. The delicious cookies were definitely a huge hit! We saw some pretty impressive decorating going on (there may have even been a friendly competition or two 😉)
We we also honoured to do up gift bags for the youth staying at the shelter so they have something just for them this Christmas season 🎄. We included a t-shirt and bracelet with Olivia’s Signature Tree in each bag along with some treats and day-to-day items like deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair ties, brushes, gloves, reusable water bottle and more! We also donated bus tickets, MacDonalds gift cards and Tim Hortons gift cards!
We love giving back to organizations that support our youth – it’s exactly where Olivia would want us to focus 💗.
Nothing makes us happier at The Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust than to give back to our community! As part of our annual Christmas Giving 🎄Olivia’s Trust was thrilled to be able to donate needed items to the Bissett Court Nursing Home on Chameau Crescent in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
So often our seniors do not have everything they need while living in care. That is where Olivia’s Trust got to step in! We were given a list of items that are most needed on a day-to-day basis and were more happy to provide everything they asked for – and then some!
If you are searching for a place to do some good this giving season why not approach a local nursing home in your community and reach out to see what they may need. Your gesture, no matter how small can mean the world to someone 😊