Jennifer Aniston encourages fans to donate to late Friends costar Matthew Perry’s charity foundation: ‘He would have been grateful for the love’

Jennifer Aniston sweetly encouraged her fans to donate to her late Friends costar Matthew Perry‘s charity foundation, which was founded in his honor to help

others struggling with addiction.

On Tuesday, the 54-year-old actress shared an image of Perry, who was tragically found dead in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home on October 28, alongside an

inspirational quote.

Next to a picture of the Canadian actor smiling as he ran his fingers through his hair was a quote of his, which read: ‘Addiction is far to powerful for anyone to defeat alone. But together, one day at a time, we can beat it down.’

‘Please join me and Matty’s family in supporting his foundation – which is working to help those suffering with addiction,’ the Golden Globe winner urged her more than 45 million Instagram followers.

She continued: ‘He would have been grateful for the love.’

On Monday, Perry’s stepfather, Keith Morrison, also asked his followers to donate to the Matthew Perry Foundation in a heartfelt post.

‘This is not the sort of thing I commonly do, this pitch. But this year is different,’ he wrote. ‘Do what you can; he would have been grateful.’

The late actor’s loved ones established the Matthew Perry Foundation just days after his death in late October at age 54.

The purpose of the charity is to help others suffering from addiction, by ‘identifying addiction as a disease, addressing the complex of stigmas that prevents individuals from seeking and accessing care, and fiercely advocating for better and more equitable treatment.’

In a statement to People, the Friends star’s family explained: ‘It is important to us, as a family, to honor Matthew’s legacy.

‘The potential that the Matthew Perry Foundation has to help those suffering from this disease is something we are proud to bring to the world.’

The website features a black and white photo of the late actor with a statement he made about his legacy.

‘When I die, I don’t want “Friends” to be the first thing that’s mentioned – I want helping others to be the first thing that’s mentioned. And I’m going to live the rest of my life proving that.

‘Addiction is far too powerful for anyone to defeat alone. But together, one day at a time, we can beat it down.’

In his memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, Perry wrote he had attended 6,000 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and entered rehab 15 times.

After being honored by the treatment center Phoenix House in 2015, Perry told The Hollywood Reporter, ‘You can’t have a drug problem for 30 years and then expect to have it be solved in 28 days,’ referring to the length of time most insurance companies in the US will cover for substance abuse treatment.

Actor and friend Hank Azaria credited the funnyman with accompanying him to his first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

‘I’m a sober guy for 17 years, and I wanna say that, the night I went into AA, Matthew brought me in,’ he wrote on social media.

‘The whole first year I was sober, we went to meetings together,’ The Simpsons actor   said.

‘He was so caring and giving and wise. And he totally helped me get sober. And I really wish he could’ve, you know, found the – found it in himself to stay with the sober life more consistently.’

Although he never met Perry, comedian John Mulaney, who chronicled his own addiction struggle in his Netflix show Baby J, said he was affected by his death.

‘Addiction is just a disaster,’ he told Variety.