Instead of gifts, help charities, tell Meghan-Harry to wedding guests
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding at Windsor Palace on May 19, is obviously being discussed a lot. The to-be royal couple in a statement, on Monday, announced they'd like wedding guests to help charities instead of lavish gifts. A spokesperson from Kensington Palace listed seven organizations including a Mumbai organization 'Myna Mahila'. Markle had visited the foundation last year.
Couple doesn't have any relations with the charities, whatsoever!
A statement read, "The couple has chosen charities [that] represent a range of issues they are passionate about, including sport for social change, women's empowerment. Many of these are small charities, and the couple is pleased to be able to amplify their work."
Mumbai organization among charities chosen by them
The Mumbai-based organization 'Myna Mahila Foundation' empowers women in slums by providing them stable employment closer home. The foundation also spreads awareness about menstrual hygiene. The women there build low-cost sanitary napkins which are distributed in the community. They are also given lessons in self-health, English, and Maths. After her Mumbai visit last year, Markle had written about the charity in TIME magazine.
Delighted to be a part of special occasion, says founder
Founder of Myna Mahila, Suhani Jalota said, "The Foundation is delighted to be a part of this special occasion. This support will enable us to expand our reach, empowering local women through access to menstrual hygiene products and employment opportunities."
Charities helping homeless to army kids, couple lists many
CEO Jon Sparkles of Crisis, a charity chosen by the couple said, "Donations will help us to support more people to leave homelessness behind" Others include Chiva (Children's HIV Association); Scotty's Little Soldiers (for bereaved armed forces children), StreetGames (which works to empower young generation), Surfers Against Sewage (dedicated to the marine conversation) and The Wilderness Foundation UK (which promotes the enjoyment of nature).