Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent their time this week helping children with the charity Baby2Baby. Standing in the sun in near 100 degree weather, they gave out basic essentials, school supplies, hygiene products, clothing and meals to families with kids in need all at Knox Elementary School in LA.
A source told Town and Country magazine, “Everyone was in great spirits. The kids were eager to receive their books and supplies and Meghan and Harry did what they do best – engage and connect with the crowd.”[Harry and Meghan] were determined to serve every last child waiting in a line that wrapped around the school and they chatted with the families about the upcoming school year and wished all of the kids good luck.”
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, volunteered with local Los Angeles charity, Baby2Baby, which provides basic necessities like diapers, wipes and clothes for children and families in need. https://t.co/fgxXss5MsK pic.twitter.com/LciIsfglRr
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The charity they volunteered with, Baby2Baby was co-founded by Norah Weinstein, wife of former Washington State Senator Brian Weinstein. The charity has distributed over 30 million essentials since 2011 and has had the support of celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Julie Bowen, Nicole Richie, and Kelly Rowland that the owners have credited with their success over the years. The philanthropic work of Weinstein has had the former attorney featured in The Hollywood Reporter described as one of the ‘A-List Wives.’
Regarding this week’s back to school drive, Baby2Baby Co-Presidents Norah Weinstein and Kelly Sawyer Patricof said in a statement: “We are so grateful to be onsite during the most unique back to school week in history distributing school supplies, backpacks, hygiene, clothing and food directly to children and families who have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 and are struggling to afford the basic necessities they rely on school to provide. We are committed to supporting the students from our partners at LAUSD and around the country throughout distance learning as well as when they are back in the classroom.”
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said: “Thank you to Baby2Baby for your generosity and support. The faces of the students and families as they receive necessary supplies remind us all how important it is, during these most difficult of times, to create a sense of stability and even a few moments of happiness, in the lives of those we serve.”
Harry and Meghan are a few months into being in Los Angeles and just purchased a $14 million home in Montecito. This comes after a brief stay at Tyler Perry’s mansion when they first got to the states. And now that they’re all settled in, they have time to do more charitable work. This week’s back to school distribution event was just one of four charities they chose to work with.