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Demi Lovato gives back to celebrate sobriety

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Demi Lovato celebrated five years of sobriety by giving back to charities in Los Angeles.

The Skyscraper hitmaker spent Friday (17Mar17) driving around Los Angeles to hand deliver donations to local charities and organisations, E! reports.

Demi randomly selected a group of causes based on their work, which included lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organisations, and others concerning animal care and adoption.

A post from a fan account on Twitter shared a snap of Demi's $5,000 (£4,030) cheque to Kari Whitman, who owns the animal rescue centre Ace Of Hearts. Food on Foot was another recipient, as was Adopt Together, a non-profit funding platform helping families raise money to pay for adoption costs.

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"On @ddlovato's 5th year of being sober she chose 5 orgs(sic) to give to. Thank you for giving to AdoptTogether. CONGRATS on 5 years of sobriety!" officials posted on Twitter, alongside a snap of Demi with founder Hank Fortener.

The 24-year-old hit her five-year milestone on Wednesday (15Mar17), and reflected on her achievement with a powerful message shared on her Instagram page.

"So grateful. It's been quite the journey. So many ups and downs," Demi wrote alongside a progress tracker from The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. "So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession. I'm so proud of myself but I couldn't have done it without my higher power (God), my family, friends, and everyone else who supported me."

"Feeling humbled and joyful today. Thank you guys for sticking by my side and believing in me," she concluded.

Following her charitable day on Friday, Demi headed to New York on Saturday (18Mar17) to attend the Smurfs: The Lost Village movie event at the United Nations headquarters, alongside her Smurfs co-star Joe Manganiello.

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