Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Couple Partner With Anti-Bullying Nonprofit

Note: This is a summary/reaction to an article from an outside news organization.  If you want to read the full article, please follow the links in this post.

It just wouldn't seem right to go through the day without a post about the Royal Wedding.

But as fascinating as it might be to discuss Kate Middleton's wedding dress, there is another story that popped up that might be of more interest to nonprofits.  According to a story on Masslive, Middleton and Prince William took a different approach to their wedding gifts.  Instead of registering at the typical gift stores, the Royal Couple created "The Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund," a network of 26 charities.  Attendees of the wedding could then donate their gifts to the appropriate charity.

The Masslive story makes mention of one of the charities available, BeatBullying.  As the name implies, this is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids in the UK deal with bullies.  Apparently Middleton was a victim of bullying herself as a child, so it would seem she thinks very highly of BeatBullying.

The Masslive article makes no mention of the names of the other charities, but it does mention their categories they cover: support for services personnel and their families, conservation for future generations, changing lives through arts and sport, help and care at home, and children fulfilling their potential (which includes BeatBullying).

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