The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have marked Mother’s Day with compassion and kindness for mums experiencing homelessness.
The couple made a donation through their Archewell Foundation to L.A-based charity, Harvest Home, which provides shelter, pregnancy resources, mental health support and more for unhoused mothers and their children.
According to an Instagram post by Harvest Home, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan teamed up with Procter & Gamble to fulfil their wish list which included a year’s worth of diapers, cleaning supplies and other essential items.
The non-profit also received a personal note from the Duchess which reads:
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“As a mom, and an expectant mom, I deeply appreciate the significance of community support, safe and accessible pregnancy resources, and trusted guidance in a nurturing setting. These ingredients are essential to not just our physical health, but our mental well-being and I commend you for leading a compassionate community that lives these values.”
“Thank you for all you do for the women and mothers who are turned away elsewhere, at no fault of their own. When we consider how vulnerable any mother feels during the fragile time of pregnancy, we gain perspective about how especially difficult it can be for pregnant women of colour and those who come from under-resourced and vulnerable communities. I hope you will accept an offer of support to help further uplift Harvest Home’s residents.”
In Los Angeles alone, there are 5,000 women experiencing homelessness each year at some point during their pregnancy.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently also took part in Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE concert to promote equitable COVID-19 vaccine access across the globe. The event raised $302 million for urgently needed medical tools and mobilised 26 million vaccine doses.
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