Shared their baby joy and as part of their just-launched non-profit organization the Richie-Madden Children's Foundation, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have on Monday December 3rd treated dozens of expectant mothers in need with a surprise baby shower.
The expectant parents hosted a surprise baby shower 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. Among the items given including cribs, strollers, toys, bottles and clothing from Baby Bjorn and Fisher-Price.
"The looks on their faces were priceless," Nicole told reporters after the shower. "Some of them didn't even believe us [when they saw the gifts]. They thought we were joking." She then added, "It's not just us giving to them. They have something that they can give me as well - and that's just a woman talking to another woman about pregnancy, about being a new mom."
As of Madden, the Good Charlotte frontman commented, "We grew up in Los Angeles. We love L.A., we love this city, we're happy to be a part of this community. We never get to open up our lives and share like that. If our life is being shared, it's being dramatized for the world. We want to hold babies!"
On The Richie Madden Children's Foundation, established in November, Nicole explained "We named the foundation the Richie-Madden Foundation because it's not just Joel and I that want to help. We each have families and our families are very close. This is a family foundation. It's not a couple's foundation. Our whole family is involved - his brother, Benji, he has another brother and he has a sister my age who's pregnant and is expecting any day now. And I have a younger brother and a younger sister. And I think that it's important for me to be a good role model to them and show them how important it is to share and give back and to lend a helping hand."