It feels like just yesterday we watched the Royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. It is surprising to believe it has been over two years since the couple tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. And although Meghan and Harry may no longer be part of the official Royal family, you can still donate to the charities the two supported during their reign.
These charities, which Meghan and Prince Harry selected themselves, do not have any formal relationship with the royal couple but they do, “represent a range of issues that they are passionate about, including sport for social change, women’s empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV and the Armed Forces” as described on the royal website.
The list, which was put together shortly before the Royal wedding, was curated for anyone who wished to send Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a wedding gift. “The couple have… asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion considers making a donation to charity, rather than sending a wedding gift” they state on their official website.
If you are a fan of Meghan Markle or Prince Harry (or you are just an awesome person who loves to give back) consider donating to one of these seven organizations. Check out the full list below, we have linked them directly to their respective websites, be sure to click through and read more on how you can get donate, fundraise or volunteer.
The Wilderness Foundation is a charity that focuses on educating people on the wilderness to empower them to conserve it. Their primary focus on education provides programs that develop sustainability leaders, but also help teenagers with mental health issues by introducing them to a science based curriculum to life in the outdoors. Learn more about them here.Embed from Getty Images
Source: Getty Images. Prince Harry Visits The Wilderness Foundation, September 14, 2017.
The Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) works to give children, young people and families living with HIV the best possible life. The organization focuses on providing the proper treatments, knowledge and skills to support those in need. To learn more about CHIVA visit them here.
The Myna Mahila Foundation is tackling, head-on the stigma and shame associated with menstruation in India. This organization touches the lives of over 10,000 women per month by providing them jobs manufacturing and selling sanitary pads. The pads are sold door to door in the Mumbai slums, where it was often difficult to find affordable female hygiene products. The organization is one of Meghan Markle’s favorites. Consider checking out here.
Source: Myna Mahila Foundation. Meghan Markle visits Myna Mahila in August 2017.
Crisis works directly with thousands of homeless people across 12 areas in England, Scotland and Wales to combat homelessness. The charity focuses on providing education, training, housing, employment for those in need. Their unique approach is very hands on, for example, they work directly with landlords to find new homes as well as provide one-on-one training and mentoring. To learn more about the extensive work this organization is doing, check them out here.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity that focuses on supporting bereaved British Forces, children and young people. The organization does this with their 3 different programs: Smiles, Support and Strides. Smiles focuses on providing fun activities and gifts. Support, focusses on emotional support and counseling. Lastly, the Strides program is designed to help beneficiaries with personal development and education grants. To learn more about them and how you can get involved, visit them here.
StreetGames wants to change the world with sports. The charity focuses on teaching disadvantaged young people across the UK about teamwork and leadership. StreetGames strives to make children and communities healthier, safer and happier which will ultimately lead to success in life. Learn how you can support, donate, fundraise or volunteer for StreetGames by clicking here.Embed from Getty Images
Source: Getty Images. Prince Harry Visits StreetGames’ Fit And Fed Half-term Initiative.
Surfers Against Sewage, does exactly as it’s name describes. The charity, is one of two on the Royal Wedding list, focused on the environment. Surfers Against Sewage is far more than a beach clean up crew, they also focus on politics and campaigning for our planet, as well as education. To get involved or learn more, visit them here.