Hollis is director of community relations at Kent-Sussex Industries, where she helps disabled people become productive workers. Outside of her job, she has aided students in buying cars, homecoming dresses and graduation items.
“She is outstanding in the community and on her jobs,” coworker Angela Davis said. “Always helping out with kids at school, even though she does not have any of her own.”
Hollis also donates to many organizations. She donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation and shaved her head to stand in solidarity with one of her diagnosed students, all before she discovered she had it herself.
Her community outreach, even while soldiering through her battle with breast cancer, is symbolic of the type of citizen deserving of a Jefferson Award.
“My passion is to let people know in our community that every person has a mission,” Hollis said.