Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to give back in honor of their son Archie's second birthday, which occurred on May 6.
On Sunday, May 9, the New Zealand-based company Make Give Live revealed that the couple donated 200 beanies to the I Got Your Back Pack (IGYBP) initiative.
"Thank you Harry & Meghan, Duke & Duchess of Sussex, and of course, Archie for the generous donation of these 200 beanies to your friends on the other side of the world in NZ. @igotyourbackpacknz was very grateful for them and they will be sent in care packs to refuges around NZ to warm heads and hearts ❤️," the company captioned a slew of photos of the hats via Instagram. "It also meant a lot for our maker community to have something special to bring them together to enjoy connection and creativity whilst making them, and didn't they do an incredible job!? Happy Birthday Archie🎈."
Of course, people loved Meghan and Harry's sweet gesture. One person wrote, "Love it, you ladies absolutely did a great job ❤️👏👏👏👏," while another echoed, "Bless them and bless you ladies for your continued work. I love my adult Archie hat and I get so many compliments." A third user added, "That’s so amazing. Congrats to everyone involved❤️💕."
In December 2020, the pair ordered 100 beanies from Make Give Love so they could "help our members continue to enjoy making, connecting and supportive each other, which has never been as important as now," the company wrote on Instagram afterward.
On Archie's big day, Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, asked for donations for COVID-19 vaccines so that the world can return back to normal sooner than later.
"We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honor of Archie’s birthday. Many of you donate to charities on his behalf, and mark the occasion by giving back or doing an act of service — all through the goodness of your hearts. You raise funds for those who need it most, and continue to do so organically and selflessly. We remain incredibly grateful," the message on their Archewell website began.
It continued, "This year, our world continues to be on the path to recovery from COVID-19. Yet too many families are still struggling with the impact of this pandemic. While some places are on the verge of healing, in so many parts of the world, communities continue to suffer. As of today, around 80 percent of the nearly one billion COVID-19 vaccine shots that have been given were administered in wealthier countries. While we may feel that normalcy is around the corner, we remind ourselves that in much of the world, and especially in developing countries, vaccine distribution has effectively yet to start."
We cannot think of a more resonant way to honor our son’s birthday. If we all show up, with compassion for those we both know and don’t know, we can have a profound impact. Even a small contribution can have a ripple effect. Together, we can uplift, protect, and care for one another," the message concluded.