- The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex have been working with philanthropic organizations to help communities.
- Recently, they went to L.A. to participate with Baby2Baby’s drive-through event giving school supplies and other necessities to families in need especially that the new school year is about to start.
- Ever since the royal couple has moved to the U.S., they have been involved in noble causes especially in California where Meghan was from.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently went back to Los Angeles to continue their charity work. It can be remembered that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided to relocate to Santa Barbara in early July.
But on August 19, the couple went to participate in a drive-through event by a non-profit organization based in L.A. called Baby2Baby. They took part in distributing clothing, hygiene items, food, school supplies like books, and backpacks, and many more, to parents and kids in need as the new school year is about to start.
The royal couple were wearing simple and comfortable white collared shirts and shorts, complete with face masks and gloves, as they surprised recipients. At one point, Meghan even knelt down to help a kid fit the backpack while Prince Harry took a look.
Apparently this is not the first time Prince Harry and Meghan supported the organization and its philanthropic activities. In April 2019, the couple mentioned them on their Instagram page and promoted their organization along with other 4 groups, as they encouraged their fans — who did a virtual “baby shower” for their son Archie — to make charitable donations as well in celebration for the Baby Sussex and consider the Baby2Baby.
The organization’s founder and co-presidents, Norah Weinstein and Kelly Sawyer Patricof, never thought they’d have the honor to be mentioned by the royal couple.
“We were thrilled and overwhelmed at the support,” Norah told PEOPLE. “We believe that the fact that the Duchess is from Los Angeles was what prompted her to highlight L.A., where Baby2Baby is based. We felt particularly grateful that she was highlighting an American organization.”
Kelly also added that they have since gotten support from all over the world and not just the US.
“Our donors are generally mostly in the U.S., so to have people from Guadalajara to Italy donating to Baby2Baby has been really exciting,” she said.
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan, 39, have been doing philanthropic activities to support their communities after they moved to the U.S. in March.
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Baby2Baby was proud to host a drive-through distribution at Knox Elementary in South LA as students across the country return to distance learning this week. Thank you to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for joining our team to help us distribute school supplies, clothing, hygiene items, food and more to children who need these basic essentials more than ever during this unprecedented back to school season.
“What Meghan said is she wanted to show Harry Los Angeles through the eyes of philanthropy. It’s just beautiful,” said Richard Ayoub, executive director of Project Angel Food’s, a non profit the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have worked with.