Amy Winehouse Foundation makes 1st donations

LONDON

The Amy Winehouse Foundation was launched 10 weeks ago to support vulnerable youth, and has pledged to donate 500,000 pounds ($780,000) in its first year.

The soul singer's parents, Mitch and Janice Winehouse, visited Little Havens Children's Hospice in Thundersley Wednesday to meet children benefitting from a 10,000-pound ($15,600) donation.

"It was heartbreaking actually...I'm starting to well up now, but heartwarming at the same time," Mitch Winehouse said.

A British coroner ruled the singer, known for her beehive hairdo and hits like "Rehab," died of alcohol poisoning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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