Harry and Meghan's generous gift to Kiwi kids charity

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sat, 26 Dec 2020, 3:45PM
Harry with Archie, who is wearing one of the woollen hats, from early 2020. (Photo / Instagram)
Harry with Archie, who is wearing one of the woollen hats, from early 2020. (Photo / Instagram)

Harry and Meghan's generous gift to Kiwi kids charity

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sat, 26 Dec 2020, 3:45PM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reached out to support a local Kiwi business for kids in need.

The royal couple got in touch with Kiwi knitwear social enterprise Make Give Live, and
bought 100 handmade woollen hats on behalf of their young son Archie.

Make Give Live founder Claire Conza says the letter from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that arrived a few days before Christmas was a "wonderful gift for the organisation."

"As Make Give Live operates on a buy one, give one model, this will allow the group to make an extra 200 hats to distribute to families in need next winter through the various charities it supports," said Conza.

It's not the first time this year that the royal couple have supported Make Give Live.

On New Year's Day they shared a photo of baby Archie wearing a Make Give Live Cocobear hat in Canada with their 10 million followers, which Conza says inspired thousands of orders from around the world.

"Demand for the hats have continued throughout the year and the sales have created an opportunity to support even more Kiwis through a tough 2020," says Conza.

"I recently posted a message on social media asking how me could get a card to them sharing how grateful we were to Harry and Meghan for shining a light on the work we do."

"This year we have donated over 3500 hats to people in need."

She did send a Christmas card to the Sussex family but the letter from the Duke and Duchess suggests Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may have played a part in ensuring the message got to the couple.

"It said Jacinda Ardern had let them know we were trying to get in touch and that Archie continues to wear our beanies as they have one in every size."