by Michael dEstries
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richie-madden-foundation-27.jpg“The looks on their faces were priceless. Some of them didn’t even believe us [when they saw the gifts]. They thought we were joking. Everything (Baby Bjorn products, cribs, mattresses and toys from Fisher-Price) they got, we got, so everything that will be in their nursery, will be in our nursery.”

Nicole Richie and partner Joel Madden officially launched their Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation at the Los Angeles Free Clinic on Monday in Hollywood. To the incredible surprise of over 100 expectant and new moms, the foundation’s first order of business was to throw a massive baby shower. More than $200,000 worth of gifts were handed out to the bewildered groups of parents. From the article,

“‘We named it the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation because we each have families and our families are close, and our family is involved,’ Richie said. By her side with his arm stroking her back during moments in the conference, Madden quipped, ‘We’re lucky that we have families that get along and love each other,’ adding, ‘I think it’s great that our child will grow up as a part of that family.’”

What an absolutely wonderful moment for needy parents in the LA area. It’s great to see Joel and Nicole giving back and getting involved. As Madden said, “We don’t really get to share our lives with people. It’s nice to connect with people on a real level.”

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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