She told her followers that she would be donating $69.69 to "as many local shelters as I can" on Twitter
Zelda Williams, 31, daughter of the late actor and comedian, Robin Williams shared a touching message on her father's 69th birthday on Tuesday. Zelda took to Twitter to tell her followers and her dad's loyal fans that she would be donating to "local homeless shelters" in her father's memory. Remembering her father, she wrote: Today would’ve been Dad’s 69th birthday, so to honor him (& that glorious number), I will be donating $69.69 to as many local homeless shelters as I can. Join me if you like, but regardless, know I am wishing you all at least one hearty, immature belly laugh on Dad today. In subsequent tweets, Zelda also shared the names of several organizations where her donation was going to.
One such organization was the Los Angeles LGBT Center. She used the #happybdaypopp while tagging the organization. Another was the Union Rescue Mission described as "LA's oldest & largest emergency shelter serving people experiencing homelessness since 1891" in its Twitter bio. She also donated to another organization working for the homeless called PATH and shared a screenshot. An organization named GLIDE also received another donation. GLIDE describes itself "as a radically inclusive community mobilized to break the cycles of poverty and marginalization." Yet another organization she donated to was The Midnight Mission, which "provides a way to self-sufficiency for people experiencing homelessness."
In 2018, she penned a poignant message about coping with the loss of her father and remembering him on his birthday that year, reports PEOPLE. "It’s that time of year again. Everyone who has dealt with loss knows the pain of certain anniversaries, moments full of memory that come round like clockwork and usurp all others, no matter how hard you may try to prepare for or avoid them," wrote Zelda whilst sharing a picture of her with her dad. She added, "These weeks are the hardest for me, and thus, you’ll see me a lot less, if at all. For all the internet’s good intentions in expressing to me their fondness for dad, it’s very overwhelming to have strangers need me to know how much they cared for him right now. It’s harder still to be expected to reach back." She asked his followers and her fans in 2018 to do a good deed in Williams' memory.
She tagged a few organizations and added in her message at the time stating, "If you’d like to do something in his honor, volunteer at your local homeless shelter, or look up how to make homeless aid backpacks. Give one in his name. He’d have loved that." Zelda has also previously spoken about what life was like without her father when he died when she was just 24. As previously reported, Zelda had discovered some old pictures of them together whilst spring cleaning. Williams suffered from Lewy body disease (LBD) and died by suicide in 2014. His wife, Susan Schneider Williams wrote about her experience living with Williams during his last days where he experienced "loss of memory" and "panic attacks" amid other conditions such as "constipation, urinary difficulty, heartburn, sleeplessness."
Isolation spring deep cleaning is turning up some fun old gems: pic.twitter.com/SyV700aD84— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) March 18, 2020
"Not only did I lose my husband to LBD, I lost my best friend. Robin and I had in each other a safe harbor of unconditional love that we had both always longed for. For 7 years together, we got to tell each other our greatest hopes and fears without any judgment, just safety. As we said often to one another, we were each other's anchor and mojo: that magical elixir of feeling grounded and inspired at the same time by each other's presence," Susan noted.