Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, stepped out near their new hometown on Wednesday to help hand out school supplies to kids starting the new school year with distance learning.
The Sussexes joined a team of volunteers at Dr. Owen Lloyd Knox Elementary School in South Los Angeles, handing out school supplies, books, backpacks, clothing, food, hygiene items and more to families at the drive-through event.
Harry and Meghan, both dressed casually in shorts and wearing face masks, were seen in photographs handling supplies to families through car windows and even helping a young child try on a backpack.
The event was organized by Baby2Baby, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that provides kids ages zero to 12 with necessities, from diapers to clothing and hygiene items. The celebrity-friendly nonprofit counts stars including Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie and Kelly Rowland on its board of directors.
Harry and Meghan chose Baby2Baby as one of the four charities they asked people to donate to in lieu of baby gifts when their son, Archie, was born last year.
Harry and Meghan, a Los Angeles native, recently moved from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara with their now 15-month-old son Archie.
The duke and duchess stepped down as working members of the royal family at the end of March and have been living in the Los Angeles area since.
The Sussexes were spotted delivering Easter meals in Los Angeles in April and helped prepare food with another Los Angeles-based charity, Homeboy Industries, in June.
Harry and Meghan have also been participating in video calls and speaking out on causes important to them while following stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic.
Most recently, they have spoken out about the need to transform social media into a more positive force.
📽️ This week, we joined young leaders from #TeamQCT and QCT President and VP, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for an inspiring conversation on how young people are resetting the digital world for good: https://t.co/9mh3wdwB9F— The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (@queenscomtrust) August 20, 2020
Meghan also recently spoke out about returning to the U.S., her home country, amid racial tensions, and about the importance of voting.
"When I think about voting and why this is so exceptionally important for all of us, I would frame it as: ‘We vote to honor those who came before us and to protect who will come after us,'" the Duchess of Sussex said, kicking off the @WhenWeAllVote #CouchParty on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/oXouUzZb7c— Carly Ledbetter (@ledbettercarly) August 20, 2020
"If you aren’t going out there and voting, then you’re complicit," Meghan said in a conversation with When We All Vote, a non-profit launched by former first lady Michelle Obama. "If you’re complacent, you’re complicit."