Joel Madden and Nichole Richie as part of their foundation, “The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation” gave out over $200,000 worth of baby gifts and supplies to 100 expecting mothers at an L.A. free clinic. From People:
“Not many kids have a foundation launched in their honor before they’re born. But that will be one of the many privileges bestowed upon Nicole Richie and Joel Madden‘s baby, due in January.
The couple hosted a surprise baby shower Monday for 100 expectant and new moms at the Los Angeles Free Clinic in Hollywood, where they handed out more than $200,000 worth of gifts. “The looks on their faces were priceless,” Richie told reporters after the shower. “Some of them didn’t even believe us [when they saw the gifts]. They thought we were joking.”
The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation (at richiemaddenfoundation.com), Madden said, was an idea the couple had when they found out they were expecting. “We grew up in Los Angeles,” he said, “and we want our child to be a part of the community, and to know that there’s a responsibility to help the community.””
I thought this was definitely a beautiful Christmas story, and power to both Nicole and Joel for giving back to the community, especially at a time of the year when families need it most. And I can’t wait to see their baby in January.
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