Helping Individuals, In Memory of Monique Parkin

Promoting Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Our Community

In Loving Memory Of Monique Kathleen Parkin

1/2/1986 - 1/2/2012

Why We Are Here For Her

On January 2, 2012, Monique K. Parkin tragically died by suicide. Her death rocked her friends and family, leaving many of us empty, angry, and confused. We couldn’t understand what happened or how we missed the severity of her pain.

The more time that passed, the more stories we heard of people in similar situations as us. People who had suddenly, blindly, lost someone dear to them to suicide, or those who were currently in mental health crises. But we also noticed that very few people were publicly talking about mental health. So, together, Monique’s family and friends created the Unique Community Fund in 2013. Our mission is to work with our local community to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention as well as remove the stigma still surrounding mental health.

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For a little more than 10 years

U'Nique Community Fund has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for those suffering from depression, suicidal tendencies, and the families left behind after losing a loved one to suicide in our area. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time.

We are always seeking volunteers

To assist with fundraisers: obtain raffle prizes, silent auction donations, make flyers, and set up and break down at events. We also need parents/siblings to meet with families needing some support during the loss of a loved one both early on and especially the first year.


Karen Parkin



Natalie-Anne Reinhart, DVM



Katie Lowry

Website Content Coordinator


Tanya Wildman


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Find Your Inner Power By Helping Others

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Tiffany Bowie


Additional Directors

  • Grant Parkin

  • Trisha Tinney

  • Barbara Stapleton

  • Bruce Stapleton

  • Simon Parkin

1113 Military Cutoff Rd c, Wilmington, NC 28405

Phone: (910) 262-2560
Fax: (910) 262-2560

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. 

-Leo Buscaglia

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