Look Through Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Charity Actions and Donations Amid Women's Month
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle commemorated Women's month via several charitable gestures and donations, following their promise to spread compassion.
For a long time, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle publicly spoke about how causes of female empowerment are dear to their hearts. So, it came as no surprise when they put in a lot of effort to commemorate Women's month.
Through their organization, The Archewell Foundation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex followed through with their promise of putting "compassion in action." Here is a look through their donations and charitable actions.
On International Women's Day, Meghan reportedly connected two organizations in the United Kingdom that she strongly supported. She linked the Luminary Bakery to the women of Hubb Community Kitchen by exchanging baked goods.
The Hubb Community Kitchen consists of women who came together to cook food for their community following the Grenfell Tower fire. The duchess published a cookbook in 2018, of which the proceeds went to the community.
A LETTER TO A SCHOOL
The Duchess of Sussex penned a heartfelt letter to the students of Robert Clack School. Meghan marked International Women's Day at the London school in 2020 and chose to reconnect with them. An excerpt of the note read:
"I look back on that day with such fond memories and think of you all frequently, especially recognizing how difficult it's been for students and families during the past year."
Meghan, who met Geraldine Dear, an industry worker who fought for equal pay, during the visit, encouraged the students to perform acts of compassion to women in their lives and their community.
The Sussexes made a surprise appearance at a virtual mentoring session with a teenage girl.
ENCOURAGING CALLIGRAPHY NOTES
Meghan put her calligraphy skills to use in the sweetest way. On March 17, she sent personal notes to the women who had interviewed and received jobs from Smart Works, a United Kingdom charity she formerly served as a patron.
In the heartwarming notes addressed to the individual women, Meghan encouraged those preparing for interviews and congratulated others who had landed new jobs. She sent the letters from her home in Montecito, California.
Through Archewell Foundation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex collaborated with the World Central Kitchen and the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago to distribute lunch in their local community.
The organizations created a socially distant lunch at the local restaurant, allowing women to pick up meals. Meghan played a part in food supply as she sent a home-baked lemon olive oil cake.
VIRTUAL MENTORING SESSION
Last week, the Sussexes made a surprise appearance at a virtual mentoring session with a teenage girl whose self-esteem had been trampled by a former teacher who doubted her abilities.
Harry and Meghan saw potential in the young girl and inspired her with kind words. They also joined a grassroots advocacy organization called MomsRising for a call discussing issues women faced.
THE VETERAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Prince Harry sent letters to the Women Veterans Leadership Program on March 30 as part of The Mission Continues' Members. The cause struck a note with the Duke of Sussex, who had served two tours in Afghanistan.
A $13,000 DONATION
Meghan gave a hefty donation of $13,000 from The Royal Foundation to a non-profit organization in the United Kingdom, Himmah, a community project that tackles racism, social exclusion, and poverty.
The money donated was part of the proceeds from Meghan's cookbook, "Together: Our Community Cookbook," and it would go towards helping their food bank. Himmah helps to provide 650 emergency food packs monthly.