Notable Domestic Violence Foundation in Greensboro, N.C. Celebrates Its 10th Founder's Day

Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Inc remembers the day Sherri's remains were recovered with a watch party and fundraiser hosted by Cooper's Ale House
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - June 19, 2018 - PRLog -- The Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Inc. (SDJF) will mark its 10th Annual Founder's Day with a watch party and fundraiser to commemorate the day, June 26, 2008, when Sherri Denese Jackson's remains were recovered from her estranged boyfriends' mother's backyard. On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Cooper's Ale House, located within the Wyndham Hotel at 415 S. Swing Rd, Greensboro, will host two separate fundraisers; one at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the mid-noon and the other seating at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the evening.

Though this event is free to attend and open to all, donations and contributions to auction items are critical to continue the poignant work of the organization. Enjoy a nice lunch or dinner before taking part in a balloon release ceremony intended to raise awareness and offer a sense of healing for everyone.

Portia Shipman, Founder and Executive Director of SDJF, will make several exciting reveals during each event. The architectural drawings for what will become the new "A Purple Door House" will be shared. Its all too exciting following structural damage endured during the recent tornado. Shipman will also announce the first-ever National Registry of Loss Loved Ones™ for individuals whose death was a result of domestic violence. Further, join to witness the dedication of the Mattie L. Deloney's Garden of Peace to honor her memory as the official donor of "A Purple Door House."

"We don't want another 10 seconds to go by where another mother has to experience the loss of a son or daughter to domestic violence," Shipman said. "We all know someone that has been affected by domestic violence. Consider these events your investment to the one in every four who will experience domestic violence, and your contribution to painting everything we touch, purple."

Each event will include exclusive screenings of TV One's Fatal Attraction, in which Jackson's untimely passing is chronicled. Above all, count on a good time, a sense of community and compassionate dialogue that incorporates a vital Q&A session to educate others about what they can do and how to get help in a domestic violence situation. While the events are meant to keep Sherri's memory alive, educate, and bring awareness to domestic violence, this 10th Founder's Day celebration is a very conscious effort to save lives.

TO LEARN MORE about the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Inc., its upcoming events, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation in lieu of your absence, visit


ABOUT Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Inc. - a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded on June 26, 2008 and is committed to helping survivors and victims of domestic violence live a life free from abuse. In 2017, a single family home was anonymously donated to SDJF. Through generous donations, the organization will continue to provide programs free of charge to survivors and victims and spread domestic violence awareness to communities and corporations. Its mission is to prevent and stop domestic violence by offering preventative tools. It has an impressive local, state and national footprint. "Paint The City Purple™", its trademark domestic violence awareness campaign, is gaining recognition, nationwide. Sherri's untold story of "Passion Turned Deadly" first aired on TV One's Fatal Attraction, January 4, 2018.

ABOUT Portia Shipman - recognized in Greensboro, North Carolina as a community leader, activist and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Portia is the CEO of Reliable Home Care Services, LLC, and Ms. Queen's Party Bus & Touring, both successful corporations in Greensboro. Shipman founded the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Inc. (SDJF) in 2008, and has led as its Executive Director, since. In 2010, she was the very first recipient of the $25,000 Women to Women Grant of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. She is a member of the Guilford County Consortium, the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and is the recipient of several community awards and recognition. Shipman was sought by the City of Greensboro and Mayor Nancy Vaughn to co-host the first ever, "Choose Peace Greensboro" Rally in 2018. In March 2018, Congressman Mark Walker honored Shipman with the Community Leader of the Month Award for her service. A flag was flown at the U.S. Capitol in her honor. Shipman speaks on domestic violence, gun violence, and peace in the community. While she is known as the voice for the voiceless, Shipman, herself, survived domestic violence in a previous marriage.She newly married in 2016.

ABOUT A Purple Door House - this four bedroom, 2 bath, 1,770 sq. ft. single family home at 2905 East Market Street, Greensboro, North Carolina, is owned and operated by the SDJF, and is the first of its kind in Greensboro. Following recovery from a recent tornado, it will open in October 2018 as a pop-in safe haven for female domestic violence and domestic abuse survivors in search of serenity, solitude and self-development. It will also serve women, otherwise underserved, especially those African-American, who are coming into one's self. It is a place of resources and self-care for women who seek daytime refuge and the strength of other women. While this home will not serve victims, this home will, literally, open many doors to renew minds and pour into the lives of survivors to empower and inspire them through a holistic approach and coordinated services. It improves the number of women and girls served. SDJF plans to work closely with local advocates, women's groups and organizations such as the Women Resource Center, YWCA, Human Relations Commission and Guilford County Family Justice Center, among others.

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