Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce 4 Charities Baby Sussex Well-Wishers Should Donate to in Lieu of Sending Gifts
Following the massive success of the Global Sussex Baby Shower, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just named the charities they’d like royal baby well-wishers to donate to instead of sending gifts.
They kicked things off over the weekend by thanking everyone for their kind wishes and donations ahead of Baby Sussex’s arrival. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so grateful for the well wishes in anticipation of their first born. Today we introduce you to one of four charities the couple has asked that you consider supporting in lieu of sending gifts,” they wrote.
The first of the charities the 34-year-old duke and 37-year-old duchess highlighted was the Lunchbox Fund, which “provides a nutritious daily school meal to children in South Africa who would otherwise go hungry…This meal encourages children to attend school and enables them to better concentrate and maximize their learning potential,” the royal Instagram account explained.
Next up was London–based foundation, Little Village.
As the couple explained, Little Village functions much like a food bank but also includes clothes, toys and other various essentials for babies and children up to 5 years old. The duke and duchess first heard about the organization last December and quickly became champions of its cause, making several private contributions.
The third charity they named has been a part of Prince Harry’s life for a bit longer than Little Village, and it’s equally important.
WellChild, the organization Prince Harry has been patron of since 2007, is also on the couple’s list. The charity helps provide young people who have serious and life-threatening illnesses with the means to get out of the hospital and receive the proper care they need in the comfort of their own homes.
The final organization included in the growing family’s initiative is Baby2Baby, a Los Angeles–based charity that Markle chose as an homage to her birthplace.
Baby2Baby provides newborns to children of 12 years of age living in poverty with basic necessities they don’t always have access to. Children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, hospitals, foster care, under-serviced schools and disaster areas have received more than 50 million items in the last seven years thanks to Baby2Baby’s efforts.
With the help of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Baby Sussex and royal well-wishers, that number is about to get a lot higher.