Founded in 2007 by Nicole Richie, her husband Joel Madden and Joel’s identical twin brother Benji, the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation provides direct assistance to those in need and seeks to raise awareness of systemic issues like health care, education and human rights as they impact disadvantaged children in the United States and around the world.
Some of the projects the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation has been involved in include raising funds for UNICEF’s Tap Project, and designing the inaugural “Cup with a Cause“ for the 7-Eleven charity campaign aimed at donating more than $2 million to charities. They have also worked with Beyond Shelter Neighborhood Resource Center, a non-profit organization devoted to providing shelter to homeless families in Los Angeles.
Joel and I always say we feel so blessed to live the life we live. We also realize that Harlow is blessed to get to live a life about one percent of all the children in the world get to live.
We think it’s so important that every child has the opportunity to experience the absolute best in health care and education. And that’s why we started Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation.
We got to thinking about all of these issues when I was pregnant with Harlow, when we launched the foundation.
Joel travels all over the world, including Africa, for the organization. For the past two years, I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding, so I tend to stay closer to home. However, I did take a magical and moving trip to Moscow, Russia, about which I will write more soon!
Whenever we decide on a new project or endeavor, Joel and I pick the things that are closest to our hearts.
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