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It was just one week ago that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan took to Instagram to not only thank everyone for their virtual baby shower, which resulted in many of the couple’s charities receiving donations in lieu of gifts for Baby Sussex, but also to further their charitable endeavours and recommend some other organizations that could benefit from the generosity.

In case you need a reminder, they specifically mentioned The Lunchbox Fund, which provides daily meals to less fortunate schoolchildren in South Africa …

 

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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. Please meet The Lunchbox Fund:@thelunchboxfund provides a nutritious daily school meal to children in South Africa who would otherwise go hungry. Since its inception, @thelunchboxfund has provided over 20 million meals to school children in need. This meal encourages children to attend school and enables them to better concentrate and maximise their learning potential. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are committed to supporting the children and communities of the 53 commonwealth countries around the world. For those members of the public who have graciously asked to send baby gifts for the couple’s upcoming arrival, they ask that instead, you consider lending your support to @thelunchboxfund or the other 3 charities we will be sharing on our page Thank you for your kindness! Photos courtesy of: @thelunchboxfund

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… Little Village, which provides clothes, toys and essentials for children in need …

 

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As a continuation of yesterday’s post, we now introduce you to London based organisation, Little Village. Similar to a food bank, @littlevillagehq is for clothes, toys and essentials for babies and children up to the age of five. The Duchess of Sussex became aware of the organisation last December and strongly believes in their community ethos and goal to ensure every parent and young child have the necessary supplies and support they need. The couple have made private contributions in the last few months, and are excited to share this special organisation with you. Please consider supporting @littlevillagehq – their staff and volunteers work tirelessly to help local families have the support they need to thrive. That’s what community is all about. Photos via: @littlevillagehq

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… Well Child, which is near and dear to Harry’s heart …

 

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The Duke of Sussex has proudly been patron of UK based organization Well Child since 2007. Over 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital vs at home because there is no support enabling them to leave. Well Child’s vision is for every child and young person living with serious health needs to have the best chance to thrive properly supported at home with their families. Both the Duke and Duchess attended the Well Child Awards in the winter of 2018, supporting the incredible families and children who benefit from the Well Child programs. For those who have inquired, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ask that you consider supporting @wellchild and three other select charities in lieu of sending baby gifts for their upcoming arrival. Thank you for the support and kindness! Photos via: @wellchild #worldhealthday

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… and Baby2Baby, an L.A.-based charity that provides children living in poverty with the necessities they deserve.

 

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Last but not least, we would like you to meet @Baby2Baby! As we shared, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for your kindness in anticipation of their baby. As a result of the inspiring support they have received from all of you, Baby2Baby is one of four selected charities they would like to introduce you to. As a native of Los Angeles, The Duchess of Sussex wanted to include a locally based charity from her hometown that helps children and parents in need. Baby2Baby provides children ages 0-12 living in poverty with the necessities every child deserves. In the last seven years, B2B has distributed over 50 million items to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals, underserved schools, and to children who have lost everything in the wake of disasters. Please consider supporting this very special organization. Thank you for sharing the love ❤️ Photos courtesy of: @Baby2Baby

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Since people love Harry and Meghan, everything they believe in and everything they stand behind, their fans listened. And gave. And it’s safe to say the Sussexes couldn’t be more grateful and more charged up about the kindness.

 

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have a made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe – from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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That all happened in ONE. WEEK. Harry and Meghan broke down what a real difference and impact the support has meant to each organization and, quite frankly, it’s beyond incredible. But because they want to see more greatness, we wouldn’t be surprised if people continued to give, be it a monetary contribution, volunteering their time or spreading the word.

What’s best about their message is how genuine it is. No PR person wrote this; this was clearly drafted by Harry and Meghan. In fact, imagine his Invictus Games speech-giving voice and you can almost hear Harry saying the words. Sigh. Just when we thought they couldn’t get any better, they gave us this.