Harry and Meghan are currently on a break with Archie. Omid Scobie reports they celebrated Thanksgiving “with close family” out of the country, I expect they marked the occasion with Meghan’s mother Doria in the US (Omid’s podcast The Heir Pod is available here). Continuing with tradition, Sussex Royal has chosen a new theme for December – a reminder to support those in need over Christmas.
More from Sussex Royal:
‘With the festive holiday season upon us, it’s also a reminder to reflect on those in need – those who may feel lonely, hungry, homeless, or may be experiencing the holidays for the first time without loved ones. It’s an important time of year to help those around you who may be less fortunate, or who would appreciate even the smallest act of kindness.
Continuing our monthly tradition of highlighting accounts that do good, and inspired by the “Twelve Days of Christmas” – we have selected twelve organisations caring for those in need – especially at this time of year.
There are, thankfully, so many organisations around the world doing good on global and grassroots levels, many of which are not on Instagram. Check out the accounts we have chosen and please share those in your own communities that are making a difference. We would love to hear about the ones that inspire you – so please tell us and add your country’s flag!’
Charities supported include Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which was a beneficiary of Harry and Meghan’s wedding fund. William’s patronage Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, is featured. There’s also an organisation very close to Meghan’s heart called St. Felix Centre in Toronto. They offer programmes and services for marginalised members of the community. During Meghan’s time filming Suits she volunteered with the centre’s soup kitchen. Meghan started visiting after a referral from a friend. Representatives later revealed she sometimes brought in enough food from the set to feed over 100 people. Meghan even got her co-starts in on the action bringing them to the kitchen to cook up a storm.
More from St. Felix on Meghan’s time with them.
They are currently running an annual fundraising campaign supporting people experiencing homelessness. More on the effort: “It is not just about being cold outside and not having a place to call home to escape from the harsh weather, but it is also about the increasing sentiments of feeling lonely, rejected, and many times of being left only with memories of their loved ones… But YOU can help us make a difference for them.” Last year, they raised $300,000 to support guests, transitional services for women, stocking the soup kitchen and other essential services. If you would like to donate please click here.
It’s always great to hear more about Meghan’s efforts before she was a royal. I do very much hope we’ll see her return to St Felix during an official tour of Canada. It’s on my wishlist for the couple next year!
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