Betty White Challenge Fundraiser is a Big Success
Early this January, KAS ran a “Betty White Challenge” fundraiser in honor of Betty White who passed away on December 31st of 2021 at the age of 99. “Betty White Challenge” fundraisers were run by animal welfare organizations all over the country on and around January 17th which would have been Betty’s 100th birthday.
Betty White was a lifelong animal rights activist as well as being the beloved actress. “White served on the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s board of trustees starting in 1974. In 2010, she became chair of the board, and she became an honorary zookeeper three years later. She also served as a trustee, board president, donor and spokesperson for the Morris Animal Foundation.” (Osborn 2022, Smithsonianmag.com)
Some notable Betty White Challenge successes are the Greater Los Angeles Zoo and the Best Friends Society. The Greater Los Angeles Zoo and Best Friends Society reportedly raised over 90 thousand and 340 thousand dollars respectively in Betty White’s name.
Kingdom Animal Shelter received over 2 thousand dollars in donations in honor of Betty White via our own Facebook fundraiser as well as Facebook fundraisers run by some very thoughtful community members and some donations by other means.
We would like to thank everyone who donated to KAS in honor of Betty White, everyone who ran a Betty White Challenge fundraiser for KAS and most importantly we would like to thank Betty White herself for devoting so much of her life to the betterment of animals all over the world.
KAS Board of Directors
(Check out these references for more information about the success of Betty White Fundraisers)
- Osbourn, Margaret (2022, January) “Animal Shelters See an Influx of Donations in Honor of Betty White” Smithsonianmag.com
- Cooper, Gail Fashingbauer (2022, January) “Did the Betty White Challenge help animals? Doggone right it did” CNET.com
- Bender, Kelli (2022, January) “10 'Awe-Struck' Animal Charities that Received Over $30K in Donations from the Betty White Challenge” People.com