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    SAN FRANCISCO -- Fans everywhere are saying happy birthday by participating in the Betty White Challenge and donating money to their favorite animal charities.Monday morning, "Good Morning America" is kicking off the celebration by highlighting some of the organizations across the country making a big difference.RELATED: Betty White shares her secret to happiness ahead of turning 100 years youngWhite spoke about her love of animals on GMA in 2011. "My mother and dad were the same way. And my mother used to tell a story that if, when she brought me home from the hospital, if our cat, Toby, hadn't liked me, I would have been sent right back to the hospital."The Hallmark Channel is also celebrating Betty White by playing a marathon of 40 straight episodes of "The Golden Girls.".On the big screen -- select theaters across the country are showing "Betty White: A celebration" -- for one night only.VIDEO: Betty White remembered as beloved actress and animal advocateEMBED More News Videos The Bay Area is reacting to the passing of Betty White. From animal advocates to stage performers,...
    Now that we’re a year into the COVID-19 vaccine and unemployment numbers are decreasing, life is looking a little better than it did in November 2020. But the nation still faces a host of challenges, from a potential winter virus surge to the assault on voting rights. Here are some worthy causes and charities to consider while celebrating #GivingTuesday on Nov. 30. Of course, giving in any one of these areas can also have a positive ripple effect. “We need to see each other as working together as opposed to working separately or in silos,” said Carmen Garcia, the executive director of legal advocacy group Root & Rebound. “We are responsible for the narrative of the communities we serve.” COVID-19Even as kids start to get vaccinated and boosters become available to all, anti-vaccine sentiment still abounds across the nation, contributing to the ongoing public health crisis. Heart to Heart International has taken what it learned from dealing with natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes and applied it to the pandemic. It has provided medical supplies such as personal protective equipment...
    SUNDERLAND fans have raised over £115,000 for local charities by purchasing virtual tickets ahead of the club's date with Wembley. With supporters unable to attend their EFL Trophy final against Tranmere on Sunday, thousands have united to raise vital cash to help the vulnerable hit hardest by the coronavirus. 4Sunderland fans have raised over £115,000 for local charitiesCredit: Getty - Contributor Lifelong fan Peter Richardson kick-started the fundraiser on the club's messageboard before teaming up with Sunderland's official charity partner, The Foundation of Light. An initiative was then put into place to divide the money raised between the Foundation of Light, Salvation Army, Sunderland Foodbank and Washington Mind. The idea proved hugely popular with fans smashing the £10,000 target within 24 hours. Their generosity has shown no bounds after reaching £20,000 within a day while the pot has continued to sky-rocket. Sunderland legend Niall Quinn, ex-chairman Stewart Donald and Black Cats striker Martyn Waghorn have all made sizeable donations. At the time of writing it has hit a whopping £117,000 - money that will prove...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is giving away billions of dollars – and some of that money is headed to South Florida. Scott has committed to donating $4.2 billion dollars to hundreds of charities across the country, who have been fighting the impact of the pandemic. “Our first reaction was surprise, followed by gratitude,” said Cristina Blanco with the United Way of Dade County. “It is just a transformational, great donation,” said Kathleen Cannon, United Way of Broward County CEO  and president. Many of the 384 charities receiving money provide services for underserved communities. In South Florida, Meals on Wheels in Plantation, YMCA South Florida and the United Way of Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward County have been selected. “I don’t think anybody knew in such a short time in just several months that she would literally be giving away over $4 billion dollars. It is a surprise and it is unbelievable. We are putting together a strategy team to work on how to invest that in this community and how to make...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Local charitable organizations across the Pittsburgh area will be providing Thanksgiving meals to thousands of residents in the next week. Beginning on Monday, Light of Life Rescue Mission will package over 1,800 Thanksgiving dinner boxes for families in need on the North Side. After that, on Thanksgiving Day, Light of Life will provide 1,000 meals to those in need along with handing out winter hats, gloves, scarves, and hygiene kits. Then, the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania will team up with several local companies, government agencies, and local restaurants to provide nearly 60,000 lunches, dinners, and weekend food packs to residents all across Allegheny county. Those events will take place all across the county Monday through Wednesday. One of the United Way’s partners for the distribution is Pittsburgh Public Schools. 4,500 of the meals will be distributed at five sites on November 24 and 25, including Pittsburgh Carmalt, Pittsburgh Faison, Pittsburgh Gifted Center, Pittsburgh Milliones, and Pittsburgh Perry. Those distributions will be drive-through only and families must practice social distancing...
    HONOLULU (AP) — More than 600 dogs and cats flew across the Pacific Ocean from crowded Hawaii shelters to Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, where there’s more space for them to await adoption — a charity operation that organizers said is the largest pet rescue flight. The furry friends arrived in Seattle Thursday morning on a chartered Hercules C-130 plane. The rescue flight was necessary because the coronavirus pandemic has led to overcrowding in Hawaii pet shelters. “Lots of kittens,” said Douglas Carroll, spokesman for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, which helped coordinate the effort. He noted that some owners no longer able to afford their pets because of economic struggles caused by the pandemic has contributed to crowded Hawaii shelters. Carroll watched Wednesday night as masked workers loaded carriers of various sizes holding the animals into the plane in Honolulu. The flight started on Kauai and made stops at three different islands before departing for a seven-hour flight to Seattle, said Noah Horton, chief marketing officer of Greater Good Charities. A veterinarian accompanied...
    MAGNOLIA, Texas -- This is something you have to see to believe! When speed painters Dan Dunn and his son, Harvey Dunn, pick up a paintbrush, magic unfolds before your eyes.Each of them can create a portrait of any celebrity in just three to five minutes, painting the image upside down and then spinning it around to reveal an amazing work of art! The pair performs their colorful "PaintJam" shows all over the world, often raising money for charities.Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the father-son team has begun a virtual "PaintJam-a-thon" to raise money for Feeding America. They share new videos to their Facebook page and auction off paintings to help support food banks across the U.S.
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