The couple teamed up with the organization Baby2Baby to help students prepare for an unprecedented school year.
Photos show the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in casual clothes, wearing masks, and speaking with community members and students who are preparing for an unprecedented school year.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are helping Los Angeles–area students prepare for the upcoming school year.
Harry and Meghan volunteered alongside the L.A.-based national non-profit organization Baby2Baby to help distribute donated school supplies, clothing, hygiene items, and more to local students in need. Photos of the duke and duchess were shared via Baby2Baby's official Instagram account, showing the royal couple dressed down and masked up as they greeted community members and handed out packages.
Meghan wore a light linen blouse, olive-green shorts, Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, and a face mask by Black-owned, NYC-based brand Royal Jelly for the occasion, while Harry matched in a white polo shirt, gray shorts, and a baseball cap. A source close to the Sussexes tells BAZAAR.com that both Meghan and Harry were determined to serve every child waiting in line that day and the couple were "nothing but smiles" as they chatted with students and their families.
"Baby2Baby was proud to host a drive-through distribution at Knox Elementary in South LA as students across the country return to distance learning this week," wrote the organization alongside the photos of Meghan and Harry. "Thank you to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for joining our team to help us distribute school supplies, clothing, hygiene items, food and more to children who need these basic essentials more than ever during this unprecedented back to school season."
Baby2Baby is a leading nonprofit that has remained at the forefront of COVID-19 relief in recent months. Since the start of the pandemic in March, the organization has donated more than 30 million critical items to children and students in need.
In addition to taking time to volunteer in and around Los Angeles, Meghan and Harry have kept busy. Not only have they prioritized virtual chats with organizations about racial justice and helped to deliver meals to immunocompromised individuals amid the pandemic, but the couple also recently moved to Santa Barbara with their one-year-old son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.