Actress Betty White would have loved to see all the good that was being done in her name!
Monday, January 17, was supposed to be Betty White’s 100th birthday. Unfortunately, she passed away on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99. She had suffered a stroke shortly before her death and died a few days later. Reports indicate that she passed peacefully in her sleep.
Fans Celebrate The Late ‘Golden Girls’ Actress With The Betty White Challenge
To celebrate Betty White’s birthday, fans have decided to honor Betty’s love of animals. Betty White loved animals so much that she even secretly rescued animals during Hurricane Katrina! In her honor, fans have taken up her cause and created the #BettyWhiteChallenge.
The Betty White Challenge reads: “On Betty White’s birthday, January 17th, everyone should pick a local rescue or animal shelter in your area and donate just $5 in Betty White’s name. Make her 100th birthday the moment she deserves.”
The Blast previously listed some reputable organizations to donate to, and throughout the day, Twitter was flooded with tweets from people who took part in the Betty White Challenge! Here are just a few of the generous fans who participated!
Generous Fans Donate To The Betty White Challenge
Walked into a shelter to give a Betty White donation, walked out with a shepherd/Malinois for my daughter. pic.twitter.com/A2CbTc7BrR
— Jlt666 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@666jlt) January 16, 2022
In honor of the great Betty White, Kikilore Willow Catswiftian (and myself) donated $50 to the Independent Cat Society 🖤🐈⬛🖤
Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever loved a challenge as much as the #BettyWhiteChallenge 🖤🌻🖤https://t.co/YIoZkmNTPn pic.twitter.com/WAKIF2khtB
— 🦌Abby (@AbbyismsUneditd) January 17, 2022
Happy Heavenly Birthday 🥳🎉💝@BettyMWhite #BettyWhiteChallenge pic.twitter.com/2iYSwA1iIs
— Mønnie ␌//just saw Evanescence and wants to cry 🖤 (@m0nnie_) January 17, 2022
Thank you so much for your kindness, Moose! 🥰 https://t.co/l6RlYvJkfd
— CuyahogaDogs (@CuyahogaDogs) January 17, 2022
Honoring one of my favorites with the #BettyWhiteChallenge today by giving to @lostdogrescue and @PAWSChicago in her honor and memory. There isn’t a clip of her that doesn’t make me smile. pic.twitter.com/Ew8wCruWd0
— Shirley Bloomfield (@sbloomfield15) January 17, 2022
Celebrating #BettyWhite birthday by watching a Golden Girls marathon and donating to a local animal shelter for the #BettyWhiteChallenge! Show the love!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/uvZ0YzbRcq
— Jack Marq (@jackmarq) January 17, 2022
Local Shelter ‘Blown Away’ By Over $4,000 Dollars In Donations!
We are blown away by the generosity today with the #BettyWhiteChallenge
Thank you so much! ❤ We have raised over $4,000 so far for the animals!
Our very own adoptable Betty thanks you and we know #BettyWhite is smiling today at all the animal support in her name! pic.twitter.com/DVazesL0fl
— ADOPT Pet Shelter (@ADOPTPetShelter) January 17, 2022
Thank you! Hi Boots the Magnificant! 🤍 https://t.co/5WYrrMPuUm
— Calgary Humane Society (@CalgaryHumane) January 17, 2022
#BettyWhiteChallenge save the animals for Betty White pic.twitter.com/94vGmcfHqG
— kuma (@kumaboris) January 17, 2022
Thrilled to donate to @cap4pets today! Dropped off a huge bag of towels for the animals and these @pawpatrol themed birthday cupcakes for the humans! #BettyWhiteChallenge pic.twitter.com/ybAio0BguZ
— Virginia Stout (@Virginia_Stout) January 17, 2022
Local Shelter Expands With Helps From Generous Fan Donations!
A huge thank you to all who have donated today #BettyWhiteChallenge We appreciate each of you 🙏🏻 Today we moved the fences to the new shelter and can add A further 26 meters 🙏🏻 A huge worry lifted ☺🐾❤ Betty would be so proud of you all! Of that I’m sure 💯🙏🏻🐾🐶🐱❤ pic.twitter.com/bBM1ZY3tyU
— Lovina Animal Welfare (@BaliAid) January 17, 2022
Made donations to the 2 rescues that we adopted our dogs from!! Happy 100th birthday, Betty! #BettyWhiteChallenge https://t.co/DHIsY2mBMA
— Element (@elementatrl) January 17, 2022
In honor of @BettyMWhite we donated to @nashvillehumane for the #BettyWhiteChallenge where we adopted baby girl Bella 8 years ago. If you can plz give in honor of our golden girl who knew animals were our best friends pic.twitter.com/wtMDdkSjXw
— Woody (@woodymatt2001) January 17, 2022
Today we donated to Safe in Austin, an amazing rescue ranch featured on @QueerEye We made this donation on behalf of the lovely @BettyMWhite in honor of what should have been her 100th birthday.
Please check out this ranch, they are doing so much good in the world ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nUHEXyuJr3
— Heather Starr (@HeatherLStarr) January 17, 2022
Will The Betty White Challenge Become An Annual Event?
So happy to see so many people supporting animal welfare orgs today! Hope this becomes an annual event. #BettyWhiteChallenge https://t.co/BOiUtlQkyF
— Keith (@Houstonrufus) January 17, 2022
Happy #BettyWhiteChallenge day!
Donate just $5 to the animal shelter that means the most to you!
I donated to my local shelter, and the 2 rescues we got our pups from.
Happy Birthday Betty ! 🖤🐾🐾 pic.twitter.com/8ez3iMS4Jy
— Alia (@AliaPueblo) January 17, 2022
For @BettyMWhite‘s 100th birthday today and the #BettyWhiteChallenge, I donated to @bestfriends in her honor. She always cared for animals and supported local shelters and care facilities. In 2020 I adopted these two adorable kitties (brother and sister) via a Best Friends event pic.twitter.com/dkBTpForqs
— VGTrooper (@VG_Trooper) January 17, 2022
I took the #BettyWhiteChallenge and donated to my local humane society. Now it’s your turn. Make #BettyWhite proud.#bettywhite100 #BettyWhiteRIP #BettyWhiteout pic.twitter.com/tu7A7W2izN
— Meghan Sim (@RebelscumXox) January 17, 2022