Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Charitable Work Throughout the Years

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Kind and royal! Prince Harry as well as Meghan Markle have always been adamant about helping fellow humans.

Charity has played an important role in their friendship, at both times when they were prominent family members in the British royal family, and more recently when they have announced the decision to resign in January 2020..

Harry created the first Invictus Games in 2014, two years prior to when he and Suits alumnus Suits alumni met with the aim of raising funds to help disabled, injured or sick veterans and giving them the opportunity to participate in a variety of Paralympic-style sporting events. Alongside raising funds in the process, The Duke of Sussex was hoping that the games would encourage both veterans as well as non-veterans, as they inspired his.

The charity continued to be run by him and Markle. charity with Markle at his side during the time they were together and following their wedding in 2018. In 2020, the Invictus Games were postponed because of COVID-19 however, the Duke stated in a May webcast in May that Invictus Games spirit was still alive and well.

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“We’ve obviously not in The Hague, but I’m so please we have been able to organize this virtual gathering when the games would have taken place themselves,” the official said. “This conversation is all about sharing the Invictus spirit, and it is even more relevant now as we are having to address new challenges and adapt our lives.”

The couple even planned the wedding all about charity choosing seven charitable organizations that they would like to support since these organizations “represent a range of issues that they are passionate about,” according to the royal family’s website. The charities they chose were The Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA), Crisis, Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage and The Wilderness Foundation UK.

Following their wedding They continued to collaborate with groups that aligned with the causes that are dear to them such as One Young World and World Vision. Harry as well as Meghan’s giving was not a stop after they took a break from their duties as royals, but they did continue to give back.

In fact one of the very first things they did following their announcement of their departure and move to another country was to start a non-profit organisation named Archewell.

Follow the link to find out details about Harry and Meghan’s endeavors in giving back.

CARDIFF, WALES – JANUARY 18: Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Ben Birchall – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Archewell
In January of 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have begun to launch their non-profit organization Archewell. The website featured a letter by Harry and a California native, describing their vision for the organization.

“I am my mother’s son. And I am our son’s mother. Together we bring you Archewell. We believe in the best of humanity. Because we have seen the best of humanity. We have experienced compassion and kindness, from our mothers and strangers alike,” the message reads. “In the face of fear, struggle and pain, it can be easy to lose sight of this. Together, we can choose courage, healing, and connection. Together, we can choose to put compassion in action. We invite you to join us. As we work to build a better world, one act of compassion at a time.”

The website described Archewell as a non-profit which “drives systematic cultural change across all communities.”

Walker Family Events Foundation
In November of 2020, Harry was a quiet volunteer to help an veteran’s charity located in Compton, California known as the Walker Family Events Foundation. The foundation, which aids family members of the veterans struggling with homeless, posted two pictures of the royals helping prepare and distribute food to people who are in need.

“Today I had the honor of meeting and working alongside Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,” one photo caption reads. “He joined us in volunteering at Compton VFW for the Operation Nourish program packing and distributing food to our #compton neighbors. He is very humble and kind.”

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
The month of February was 2021. Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support in Dallas received the donation by Harry as well as Meghan via The Archewell Foundation. The donation was received following the time that Texas was struck by cold and snowy conditions that destroyed several regions including Dallas.

“Today, we learned that the news of the damages we incurred from Winter Storm Uri reached Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the shelter tweeted. “Through their nonprofit Archewell Foundation, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing apartment complex and also helping us meet our immediate needs. Thank you, Archewell Foundation.”

World Central Kitchen
After it was announced that Archewell would partner together with World Central Kitchen to build four Community Relief Centers in the Caribbean The first one was built in February 2021. The initiative was announced in December of 2020, just three years following the region was struck by hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

“The kitchen equipment — including refrigerators and freezers that can work entirely off the electrical grid using solar power — is now installed and ready for the school’s staff to cook for students and the community, and we will be launching a culinary training program later in the year. These trainings, based on Sink to Stove and our upcoming Chef Relief Training program, will equip chefs in the skills necessary to cook for the community and even feed large numbers of people in an emergency. From this Community Relief Center, we anticipate being able to prepare thousands of meals per day in the direct aftermath of any future storm.”

Archie’s Birthday Donations
The couple honored their son’s 2nd birthday in the month of May 2021. They asked anyone willing to make an donation in his memory to healthcare for communities in need. “We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honor of Archie’s birthday,” they posted on the Archewell website. “Many members of your community donate to charities on his behalf, and celebrate the day with giving back or performing acts of servicein the kindness of your heart. You help raise money to help those who need the most and continue to do it naturally and with selflessness. We are extremely thankful. … We’re encouraging you to give any amount you can when you are able to contribute — in order to help bring vaccines to families living in the most vulnerable regions of the globe.”

Procter & Gamble Partnership
After collaborating together with Procter & Gamble on Global Citizen’s VAX Live The Concert to Reunite the World in the month of May 2021 to encourage vaccine trust across the world The two announced a multi-year alliance with and the Archewell Foundation and the company that includes brands like Tide, Olay and Charmin. The partnership will be focused specifically on “gender equality, more inclusive online spaces and resilience and impact through sport.”

Books for All
After releasing her children’s novel, The Bench in June of 2021 Meghan declared that she and Harry will donate more than 2,000 copies to libraries, schools and other institutions. “After more than a year of unprecedented challenges for schoolkids and families everywhere, the duchess believes the path ahead must include a focus on well-being — and nourishing our communities through food, education, and emotional and mental health support,” an announcement on their Archewell Foundation read. “The duchess and Archewell have received the support of the publisher of The Bench to distribute 2,000 copies at no cost to libraries, community centers, schools, and nonprofit programs across the country.”

Archewell has also partnered with the First Book nonprofit to distribute the book throughout the United States.

The Loveland Foundation
The organization founded by the Loveland Foundation, which was announced as part of the Archewell Foundation’s website on August 20, 2021 provides low-cost mental health services that are accessible to Black women. Its Loveland Foundation focuses on funding therapy sessions for people who would otherwise not be in a position to afford an therapist.

UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2I2)
The Archewell Foundation Fund for the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry will aid the goals of the center to redefine technology, promote economic and racial justice in technology industries, and improve democratic institutions through public policy initiatives.

Center for Humane Technology
After having been victims of online bullying It’s not difficult to see the reasons Meghan and Harry have a strong stance on this campaign in order to “create the conditions for safer, more compassionate online communities,” according to on the Archewell Foundation website.

Center for Compassion and Altruism Research And Education, Stanford Medicine
Meghan Harry and Meghan’s foundation is a supporter of the research department located at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. On the foundation’s website, “The Archewell Foundation supports the Center’s mission for groundbreaking research and education on techniques for developing compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society.”

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 19: Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave from the West Door of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ben STANSALL – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Women for Afghan Women
In August 2021 In August 2021, the Duke and Duchess Sussex gave to the Archewell Foundation that helps marginalized Afghan ladies and children from Afghanistan as well as New York. This Archewell Foundation donation is expected to help refugees who are fleeing Afghanistan.

“We are immensely grateful for the generosity of the Archewell Foundation in support of our efforts to evacuate/relocate thousands of Afghan women, children, families, including our staff,” Women for Afghan Women posted on the Instagram account.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The couple in January of 2022 volunteered to send food trucks owned by Blacks into the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta to help the homeless.

“Thank you, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for providing local Black-owned food trucks for our #MLKDay service project volunteers,” the official account of the center tweeted at the moment. “Your care matters so much to those here to register and educate voters and collect items for our homeless neighbors.”

NAACP
In February 2022 Archewell’s couple announced their collaboration with the NAACP for the creation of a new award to be awarded to those who work to improve their work in the cause for civil rights. It’s called the NAACP-Archewell digital Civil Rights Prize, its initial award went to Dr. Safiya Noble, an internet studies scholar who is a faculty member of the University of California, Los Angeles. The winners receive an award of $100,000 to be used as they wish to advance their research or to continue to develop their knowledge in their subject.

Women’s History Month
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Archewell joined forces with four organizations that are working to promote gender equality throughout the world. The four organizations that received grants included Smart Works, The 19th The 19th National Women’s Law Center and the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University.

“Part of Archewell Foundation’s core commitment is to build strong, compassionate, and equitable communities across the world,” Harry and Meghan announced in a joint statement issued in March 2022. “Although these grants have been announced as we recognize Women’s History Month, the work they represent is relevant and vital every day of the year.”

Smart Works, a U.K.-based company that assists women in finding work by offering coaching tips and dress code for job interviews and will develop the Smart Works Female Unemployment Index with help from Archewell. The project will analyze the factors which cause the women’s joblessness in U.K. and work to identify solutions to the problem.

The 19th, an unaffiliated non-profit newsroom that covers gender, politics, and policy The grant will be used to expand coverage of BIPOC as well as LGBTQ+ communities. It is expected that the NWLC continues to advocate for equality-related legislation and continue to investigate issues with “workforce pushout” happening to women as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. The Center on Poverty and Inequality will contribute Archewell’s money to its Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity which will help public institutions assist marginalized girls.

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 19: Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex kisses his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they leave from the West Door of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ben STANSALL – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Supporting Ukraine
In the month of March in 2022 when Harry and Meghan contributed to help those who were affected by the Russian invasion. According to the royal expert Omid Scobie the couple contributed money to “organizations supporting the people of Ukraine” like HIAS in addition to The HALO Trust via Archewell. They also support local media, such as The Kyiv Independent, which is funded by Are We Europe.

One month prior to the invasion the couple had issued an announcement on their Archewell website regarding the attack.

“We stand with the people of Ukraine,” the joint statement read. “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same.”

Marshall Plan for Moms
Archewell has joined Archewell joined the National Business Coalition for Child Care which was initiated through the Marshall Plan For Moms, in May 2022.

“Families everywhere, and especially working moms, are asked to shoulder so much,” the Duchess of Sussex stated in a statement at the time. “This has only been heightened by the pandemic, with increased caregiving responsibilities, rising prices, and economic uncertainty. As it’s been said many times, it takes a village to raise a child. Today, we’re sending a message that childcare isn’t just a community imperative — it’s a business imperative. Creating a stronger workforce starts with meeting the needs of families.”

Inspiring Women
The Archewell Foundation announced in October 2022 that it was joining forces together with VING Project to give $1 million in grants to women who inspire the next generation.

The collaboration was inspired by the music of Markle’s “Archetypes” podcast and asks anyone between 14-18 to select a woman who acts in the role of a model the youngsters by achieving their goals in spite of obstacles.

The winners will receive an award of $1000 to the person of their preference.

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