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Amy Winehouse Foundation Makes First Donation

Amy Winehouse: 1983-2011
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The singer's parents gave a $15,600 gift to London's Little Havens Children's Hospice four months after her July 23 death.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation is on the way to making good on its pledge to donate $780,000 (500,000 pounds)in its first year of existence. 

The charitable organization, run by the singer's parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, made their first monetary gift, to London's Little Havens Children's Hospice east, reports the Associated Press

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The $15,600 donation was accompanied by a visit from the Winehouses, who lost their daughter July 23. The coroner ruled it a "death by misadventure" in Oct. Winehouse had more than five times the legal limit of alcohol in her system when she was found dead at her North London home.  

"We want to go and visit people because people loved Amy, the children loved Amy" Mitch, who is also writing a book about his daughter, told the AP.

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"I would say this is what we do for a living but we don't get paid to do it," he said. "Amy's left us in the fortunate position where we don't have to worry about going to work like we had to, as long as we're sensible and careful, but all of our efforts are now channeled into the foundation."

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Winehouse's posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, will be released Monday, Dec. 5, and features 12 previously unreleased tracks