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Bissett Court Nursing Home Donation 2018

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 😊

Allie’s Fearless IPA Release Announcement

Allie’s Fearless IPA is no longer just a concept being bantered back and forth – it is ready for release to the public!

After about a year of discussion with Jeff Saunders of Bad Apple Brewhouse from Somerset, Nova Scotia about the style, the ingredients and the overall concept, an amazing beer has been created! Allie’s Fearless IPA is just as unique and creative and fun as Liv!

This limited release American style IPA is being described as having “the nose of Five Alive, the mouth feel of a citrus burst leaning toward grapefruit with a slightly bitter after finish. It’s a hybrid cross between a New England IPA and a West Coast IPA.” And if that description wasn’t enough to make you want to try it, we were told it is “one of the best and most unique beers ever” by someone who has sampled some already!

Allie’s Fearless IPA is available at the Bad Apple Brewhouse in Somerset (just outside Berwick), The Core in Wolfville for $7.50 a bottle (only 400 bottles).

Allie’s Fearless IPA will be on tap at Jamieson’s Irish House ($1.00 from each pour is being donated back to Liv’s Trust) and Battery Park in Dartmouth, along with Stillwell Beer Bar in Halifax. As well, Freeman’s Little New York in Halifax had a special request to have the IPA on tap for a special event for December 20!

A very special thank you goes out to Jeff Saunders and Bad Apple Brewhouse for creating something extraordinary and for always supporting the work we do at the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust! We would also like to take a moment to thank Tom Adams at Jym Line Glassware for the incredible custom screen printed bottles featuring Olivia’s Signature Tree that will become a keepsake for most who purchase the bottle. Thank you to the Maritime Beer Report and Atlantic Canadian Beer Blog for featuring Allie’s Fearless IPA on their beer blogs this week.

Olivia is truly being honoured 💜

PopSockets have arrived!

Olivia’s Signature Tree PopSockets have arrived! We are so excited and just can’t wait to see these on the backs of phones 📲

Contact the Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust for your PopSocket today for only $15.00.

All money raised goes back to The Trust so we can continue our mission to help Olivia do “Great Things!”

Compassion and Kindness Day 2018

October is finally here! And that means we are holding our annual “Compassion and Kindness Celebrates Olivia Day!”

We choose October 23 every year to hold this event on Olivia’s birthday (THE most important time of year according to Liv 😉)

This is such a simple yet beautiful way to honour Olivia and remember her compassion and kindness for others by committing random acts of kindness in your community.

Wherever you are in the world, we ask you to do something selfless for others. Buy the stranger behind you a coffee, provide socks to your local homeless shelter, help out at a local animal rescue or soup kitchen… the sky’s the limit!

Whatever you do, remember Olivia on her 22nd birthday and carry on her spirit as you make others lives brighter for a day.

Above all else, enjoy your day as Olivia would 💜

An event will be created on our Face Book page for those who would like to share what you do (you never know, you may inspire others!)

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 💜

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 💜

Back-To-School 2018-2019

Back-to-school is just around the corner (sorry kids 😉).

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 💜

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 Bowling Tournament and Silent Auction

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

DATE: May 26, 2018

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, holding a bake sale, 50/50 draw, weighted blanket raffle and selling spaces on our NEW Wine and Craft Beer 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)