We’ve been hearing a lot about stars offering internships and job opportunities as part of charitable auctions lately, which makes us feel kind of icky ($25K for a day fetching Beyonce’s coffee? Buying an internship with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel? Not helping the job market, guys)—which is why we’re super happy to see a celeb auctioning something for charity that ISN’T what should probably be an actual employment opportunity. Not only that, but it involves one of our favorite people, too. Raise your hand if you want to win a date with Betty White!
Here’s the deal: Our girl Betty is well known for her work as an animal health advocate and supporter of animal rights; as such, it’s only fitting that her auction benefits her cause of choice. From now until June 24, you can place your bids over at eBay to win a VIP evening with Betty at the Morris Animal Foundation Gala of Hope – An Evening with Betty White. The event, which will be held on October 19, 2013, celebrates the Morris Animal Foundation’s 65th anniversary as a global leader investing in science that advances veterinary medicine for animals; it also honors Betty, who’s been a trustee of the foundation for over 40 years.
The prize for the winning bid includes two round trip tickets to LA, two VIP tickets to the Morris Animal Foundation Gala of Hope, and a one night stay at the Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey. Naturally, you’ll be seated with Betty at her table for the gala; the evening will include dinner, music, silent and live auctions, and more. All proceeds from the auction go directly to the Morris Animal Foundation, of course.
Want it? Go get it! As of this morning, the highest bid was at $8,600; you’ve got until 9:04am PST on Monday, June 24 to get yours in. Head here and bid away!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.
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