Domestic Violence Awareness: Breaking the Silence, Fostering Change

In the pursuit of a safer and more compassionate community, The Holly Given Fund dedicates this page to raising awareness about domestic violence. Through education, advocacy, and support, we aim to break the silence surrounding this pervasive issue, offering hope and resources to those affected. Join us in our commitment to fostering change and creating a world where every individual can live free from fear and violence.

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Holly's Story: Shedding Light on the Reality of Domestic Violence

Holly's story serves as a poignant reminder of the devastating impact of domestic violence on individuals, families, and communities. Tragically, Holly lost her life at a young age due to domestic violence, leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and unwavering determination. Her experience underscores the urgent need for greater awareness, support, and intervention to prevent and address domestic abuse. Through sharing Holly's story, we honor her memory and advocate for a future where every individual can live free from fear and harm in their own homes.

Domestic Abuse Shelter Of The Florida Keys

The Holly Given Fund has donated over $125,000 to the Domestic Abuse Shelter of the Florida Keys, thanks to proceeds from the Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournaments. The shelter has an office in Key Largo, a house in Key West, and a house in Marathon is being built after Hurricane Irma destroyed the previous one. The new house in Marathon will have an Outreach Suite in Holly’s name. The Shelter is currently in need of additional funding to complete the Marathon shelter.

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Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA)

AVDA, a well-established non-profit based in the Palm Beach area, is a crucial partner in our mission. Their unwavering dedication to offering life-saving services is matched by their commitment to promoting violence-free, equitable relationships. AVDA plays a vital role in creating the necessary social changes to end domestic and dating violence, a cause that deeply resonates with us at The Holly Given Fund. Last year, our donation to AVDA was matched by another generous donor, doubling the impact of our contribution. Holly, who tragically lived in Palm Beach with her abuser, inspires us to support organizations like AVDA in her memory. Together, we strive for a world free from the shadows of domestic violence.

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