Doris D Bishop

Doris D Bishop


Cause Area


fun-loving, motivational speaker, published author, teacher, community and church leader, and organizer.

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

I am passionate about the Homeless populations because my dad built homes when I was a very small child. Everyone in the community had a home. No one seemed to be homeless. In addition, to that, I am equally passionate about feeding people because I lived on a farm. As a child, there was always plenty of food. Our farm in Southwestern, VA supplied food to the neighbors and townspeople.

Why do you give through the CFC?

I give to the Combined Federal Campaign because I can be the face of change to safely give to causes that help others. This year I chose to give to the House of Ruth, a battered woman's shelter in the DC Metropolitan Area. Additionally, I selected the Christ House as the men's shelter. It is such a critical need to create a healthier, safer, and harmonious environment for people who have been victimized by senseless violence and our unforeseen circumstances that creates a lack of affordable housing for individuals who are facing job loss, divorce, death, or any other unforeseen circumstance that may be out of their control. Through gifts like mine, and others, we can provide food, clothing and shelter to vulnerable populations with the goal of restoring their pride, dignity, and help them eventually become more productive citizens in the society who can empower, assist, and encourage others by passing on the blessings that they have received.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Contributions help feed and clothe the most vulnerable populations of people so that we can start to have less individuals dying in our large cities because they are homeless and helpless. The CFC is a legal and legitimate manner in which I, as a giver, can track my individual contributions, receive newsletters and circulars about the organizations that I financially support. Throughout the years, I have been giving clothes, beds, and all kinds of home furnishings to the Center for Community Non-violence Coalition (formerly referred to as the Mitch Snyder shelter)