Act together. $5 = 1 vaccine
Join Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in celebrating Archie's birthday
During our matching period, Mastercard Impact Fund, Seadream Family Foundation, and a public charity matched donations. You can still continue to donate here, and all donations will benefit Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance which buys COVID-19 vaccines for the world, prioritizing those who need them the most in countries that cannot afford them.
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Join Us in Advocating for Vaccine Equity on Archie’s Birthday
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.
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 will not be able to truly recover until everyone, everywhere, has equal access to the vaccine. And with that intention, we are inviting you to contribute whatever you can — if you have the means to do so — to bring vaccines to families in the world’s most vulnerable places.
For a donation of just $5, you can cover the cost of a dose for someone in need. Every single dollar counts — not only will it help save lives but it will help save families and communities.
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.
Thank you for celebrating with us,
Harry and Meghan
As Campaign Chairs of VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, shared this letter today on their website Archewell.com, which is reflective of a partnership with Global Citizen to bring vaccines to families and communities around the world who need them most.
If you’re able to, we hope you’ll consider supporting this effort with us.
Together, we can
While many countries have been rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, the pandemic is far from over. More than 1 billion doses have been administered, but low-income nations continue to lag behind due to inequitable access to vaccines and a surge in daily coronavirus cases.
The world must work together to end the pandemic and recover better together for a more equal future. If we are united, we can emerge from this crisis stronger and get back on track to ending extreme poverty and achieving the UN Global Goals.
*Amount mobilized represents consumer donations and matching donations (matching period now ended), on both pages (https://give.mastercard.com/p/vaxlive-now and https://give.mastercard.com/p/vaxlive) and is updated a few times a day.