Meghan and Harry have released a statement asking that people who are considering sending a wedding gift instead donate to one of seven charities. Here are links to the charities and their associated social media accounts:
- CHIVA (Children’s HIV Association): “supports children and young people living with HIV across the UK and Ireland. We address critical needs for those growing up with HIV.” The charity’s Facebook page is here and its Twitter feed is here. To make a donation click here.
- Crisis is “a national charity for homeless people.” The charity’s Facebook page is here and its Twitter feed is here. To donate, click here.
- The Myna Mahila Foundation is based in Mumbai, helping empower women in the city’s urban slums. The Foundation offers “stable employment close to their homes, and breaks taboos around menstrual hygiene by offering women access to low cost sanitary pads and accurate information at their doorstep.” Some of you may be familiar with the organization; Meghan visited the charity last year, and wrote about it in a widely-respected Time magazine essay. The Myna Mahila Facebook page is here; its Twitter feed is here and you can donate by clicking here.
- Scotty’s Little Soldiers “offers support for bereaved Armed Forces children who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces.” It may sound familiar to WhatKate Wore readers; children from the organization were invited to last May’s Party at the Palace hosted by Harry, Kate and William. The charity’s Facebook page is here; its Twitter feed is here & Instagram page here. Click here to donate.
- Street Games may also sound familiar; Meghan and Harry visited the charity in February when in Wales. The organization “uses sport to empower young people to kick-start a cycle of positive change in their own lives that resonates across their communities.” The Street Games Facebook page is here; its Twitter feed is here and you can donate by clicking here.
- Surfers Against Sewage is “a national marine conservation and campaigning charity, which inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.” Visit the organization’s Facebook page here; you can follow their Twitter feed here. Click here to donate.
- Wilderness Foundation UK “promotes the benefits and enjoyment of wild nature.” The charity’s Facebook page is here, its Twitter feed here and Instagram page here. To donate, click here.