CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – In honor of what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday on Jan. 17, people across the country are taking part in a social media challenge to support one of her most popular causes. dear.
The #BettyWhiteChallenge encourages people to donate to animal philanthropies and support local animal rescues with a $5 donation in her honor on her birthday.
The beloved late actress was an outspoken animal rights advocate and supporter of local shelters, even founding the Betty White Wildlife Fund in 2010, which funds research and tackles wildlife disasters. In 2012, she received the National Humanitarian Medal and the Legacy Award by American Humane.
How Lowcountry Animal Organizations Are Getting Into Action
The Charleston Animal Society announced that all donations made to the center by Jan. 19 will be matched up to $10,000.
“Betty White has been a tireless animal advocate all her life,” said Joe Elmore, president and CEO of the Charleston Animal Society. “The Betty White Challenge is a fitting tribute to this actress and animal heroine who would have turned 100 on Monday.”
“Partnering in this movement in honor of Betty White on behalf of the Charleston Animal Society is a dream come true for us,” said Tommy Hall. “We’re excited to match as many gifts as possible to help the Charleston Animal Society’s rescue efforts.”
People can honor Betty White’s legacy by donating to CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/Betty-White.
Two other animal rescues are also seeking donations: Friends of Colleton County Animal Rescue and Berkeley Animal Center.
How to support:
- Friends of Colleton County Animal Rescue
- Berkeley Animal Center
- Make a donation through the website.
- Donate in person at the shelter located at 131 Central Berkeley Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.