by Ivone Maia-Camargo


FEM & Fierce is very proud to announce it's partnership with The DORA PROJECT by Ivone Maia-Camargo.

The DORA PROJECT is a pay-it- forward program that exists entirely through the help and support of friends, and friends of friends. For over 20 years I’ve been providing the most basic necessities such as food, toiletries and towels to those in need.  

I do this because I know what it’s like.  My family was just like many of these families in need.

I grew up in the poverty strewn streets in the favelas of Brazil, where each day my mother, brother and I struggled to have food on the table. Many days and nights were filled with hunger and desperation. Out of necessity, at the age of eleven I started working as a housekeeper for a Portuguese woman whose name was Dora. She took me under her wing. She helped me with school and getting a basic education and gave me shelter. I was a stranger to her. Yet Dora contributed so much to my life.

The DORA PROJECT is a mission to give back to other families-- who like my family as a child—struggled to put food on the table.  Families that with just a little support, can go on and do great things one day.

Today I have a beautiful and blessed life that I am beyond grateful for. I thank Dora for that.

This project needs your help. If you would like to contribute food, funds, or any other essentials to The DORA PROJECT, please contact us.


Let's do great things together.


With Love & Gratitude,

Ivone  (ee-VO-nee) 

(917) 653-9338

How You Can Help:

We appreciate each & every penny donated to help us with this mission. 
Please mail check donations to:
FEM & Fierce c/o The DORA PROJECT
26 Perna Ln.
Stamford, CT 06903
To donate food & other essentials please contact:
Ivone Maia-Camargo
(917) 653-9338
We are a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization and all donations are tax-deductible. 
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