Amy´s Place for recovering young women, music therapy for children and a drug awareness program are some of the projects in Amy´s name.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation was formed by Amy´s family to honor her name and memory, after the singer songwriter´s untimely death on 23rd July 2011 from alcohol poisoning. It was launched on 14 September 2011 on the day that would have been her 28th birthday.
Its aim is to help vulnerable or disadvantaged young people and it works with other charitable organisations to provide frontline support. Its central office is in London, UK, and it also operates in the USA and has an office in New York (The Amy Winehouse Foundation US).
The Foundation’s work focuses on three core areas:
- To inform and educate young people about the effects of drug and alcohol misuse, as well as to support those seeking help for their problems and those needing on-going support in their recovery
- To provide support for those most vulnerable, including those who are disadvantaged through circumstance or at high risk of substance misuse.
- To support the personal development of disadvantaged young people through music.
The Foundation was established with royalties from the sales of the Lioness: Hidden Treasures album and sales of Amy – My daughter, a biography written by her father Mitch Winehouse. The charity relies on donations from the general public and fundraising events to continue its work. These events include the auction of the iconic polka dot chiffon dress worn by Winehouse on the cover of her critically acclaimed Back to Black album and music benefit events such as World Concert Day.
WORLD CONCERT DAY
The Amy Winehouse Foundation is an official Music Aid beneficiary cause for World Concert Day on 26 April. Artists and fans of Amy are asked to consider this as your chosen cause. Find out more about the foundation´s work at the Amy Winehouse Foundation website.