BENEFITING: The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation Inc
EVENT: Purple Purse Challenge
EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2015
Diane Lesley Parker: October 18, 1970-February 7, 2013
On February 7, 2013 At 1:56pm, My god sister, Diane Lesley Parker, became a victim to Domestic Violence. She was shot and stabbed multiple times by her estranged husband in her home. At the time of Diane's death, she didn't have money in her bank account, she didn't have an estate plan, she didn't have a will, leaving nothing for her 18 year old daughter to inherit. Her abuser isolated my god sister from her family and friends who loved her and still mourn her senseless murder. She was a victim not only of Domestic Violence, but financial abuse. His murder trial is currently underway.
In Febuary 2011, Diane and I were in the process of creating The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc., in memory of my Aunt(my Mothers eldest sister), who was also a Domestic Violence victim. She was in an abusive relationship with her police officer husband.
Dollicia F. Holloway(July 11, 1944-January 1, 1971)
On New Years Day, 1971, Dollicia F. Holloway was fatally injured in an automobile accident while returning from a New Year's Eve party with her husband.She was 9 months pregnant with her second son, who also died from injuries sustained in the accident. She was 26 years old. Her husband was the beneficiary of a life insurance policy on my Aunt Dollicia,(which he received double indemnity)and refused to allocate any funds towards her burial. Her body remained in the morgue because the undertaker couldn't take her without her policy information. My grandparents had to take her "husband" to court to sue him so they could properly lay her and her unborn son to rest. My grandparents won the case and received a settlement.
On January 6, 1971, she was laid to rest with her unborn son. Her abuser even had the amidigated gall to show up to the repass with his girlfriend. He didn't even attend the funeral services. It was later discovered my Aunt Dollicia had bruises on her arm, thigh and neck that had nothing to do with the accident. She was a victim of Domestic a Violence and Financial Abuse before/during/after her death.
One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
Domestic Violence and financial abuse often go hand-in-hand, but 8 in 10 Americans have not heard about financial abuse as a form of domestic violence. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship is they don't have the financial resources to BREAK FREE!!
Our mission is to prevent and end domestic violence and bring awareness, through advocacy and intervention to our community and HOLD EVERY OFFENDER ACCOUNTABLE
Join The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc and The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge. Our goal is to raise money towards the creation of a safe shelter and comprehensive support services which can give hope and transform lives.
The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc. Presents The "Power Of The P.U.R.S.E" Against Domestic Violence Fundraiser. The "Power Of The P.U.R.S.E" Advocating Against Domestic Violence Fundraiser will provide economic empowerment services and funding support for survivors of domestic violence. Our financial literacy program empowers survivors to gain or regain control of their finances in order to get free and stay free from violence. Your financial commitment will allow us to provide survivors with financial knowledge, skills and resources.
The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc has operated as a 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Educational Organization for more than three (3) years and help more families, men, women and children in need by providing the following services:
Bethany House emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence-one of a few such shelters we're in partnership with in Nassau County.
Advocacy crisis hotline for DV Survivors
Free or low-cost mental health services and support groups for adults, couples and families
Supervised safe exchange services for families in conflict
No-cost community parenting classes.
Your participation in the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge is greatly appreciated and much needed for change, development and financial empowerment within our families and communities. The program engaged fundraising for more than 140 national, state and local domestic violence organizations. Funds raised will support life-changing financial empowerment services to enable, equip and empower domestic violence survivors to build safer lives for themselves and their families
If you want to go one step further, click on "Fundraise For This Campaign." In seconds, you'll have your own fundraiser which you can share with all of your family, friends and community, so that you can raise money for the cause, too.
Please visit our website at www.dolliciafholloway.org
You can also visit our Domestic Violence Advocacy Group's Initiative site at www.dianelparker.com
On behalf of our program participants, we extend our appreciation for all of your support. Together we are improving our community: "One Parent, One Child, and One Family at a time!!!
If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
Thank you in advance for your support,
Keith and Altanya Burgess, DV Advocates
The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc.