A well-known philanthropist, Victoria Doramus has shown increasing commitment to raise awareness through active charity support as well as giving back to her New York community. She does so through collaborations with various charities and not-for-profit organizations.
Some of the organizations that Doramus supports include;
The Amy Winehouse Foundation
Amy Winehouse Foundation focuses on the prevention of the effects of alcohol and drugs among the youth. Having struggled with addiction at a tender age, Victoria Doramus understands very well the importance of warning and educating teenagers and young adults about the danger associated with addiction. Amy Winehouse Foundation was established by the family and friends who were grieving Amy who died at only 27 years old. The founders aimed to make a difference through caring and educating individuals fighting addiction every day – just like Amy Winehouse did before she died.
Room to Read
This non-profit organization is doing an excellent job in changing the lives of millions of kids from impoverished countries. It fights for gender equality in literacy and education across the globe. Victoria Doramus collaborates with the organization to support girls finish their secondary school education and gain sufficient skills that they need to succeed in life. Since its inception 18 years ago, more than 20,000 communities have benefitted with the majority coming from India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Tanzania, Jordan, Nepal and other numerous countries.
Women’s Prison Association
Women’s Prison Association represents over 4,000 women held up in prisons and jails in New York. These women are imprisoned due to drug and property related crimes. Sadly, the majority of them are poverty-stricken women who have never received an opportunity to lead a normal life. Victoria Doramus partners with WPA to promote alternatives to imprisonments to prevent these women from being arrested in the first place. They help these women locate safe housing, ensure reunification with their children, and also help them fight addiction by guaranteeing access to health and mental services.
Best Friends Animal Society
Apart from offering her hand to humans, Victoria Doramus is also dedicated to ensuring animal welfare. She works with Best Friends Animal Society to help end the killing of animals in the USA shelters.
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