We love it when celebrities use their star status for good.
And new mom Nicole Richie and her
husband boyfriend Joel Madden have done just that.
The couple spent 13 months of fundraising to benefit some under privileged kids by helping to raise $35,000!
Yesterday, Nicole and Joel helped break ground for a new playground at a homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles.
The shelter, Beyond Shelter's Broadway Village 2, is located in one of the highest crime and poverty areas in the city. Several of the kids even showed up to celebrate the event and their future playground.
Richie stated, "It's so rewarding to see the smile on these kids faces. I spend tons of time here. When I found out the kids play on a concrete slab or play inside all day, it hit me. Kids need to have an imagination, to be outside and to be free."
And according to Joel, little Harlow might even be passing by for some playdates.
Says the dad, "Absolutely. Now that she's playground age, she can!"
Celebrities going good, always a nice sight.
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