Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Help Build a Playground

October 23, 2009 By:
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Help Build a Playground

Nicole Richie may have just given birth a few weeks ago, but no matter how busy her and Joel Madden are, they'll always have time for underprivileged children.

Richie and Madden took time out of their busy schedule on Thursday to help broke ground on a new playground at a homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles, reports People magazine.

With a little help from the Richie-Madden Children's Foundation, C&C California and Marble Slab Creamer, the couple was able to raise $35,000 to build a new children's playground at Beyond Shelter's Broadway Village 2, a shelter in an L.A. neighborhood with the highest concentration of crime and poverty.

"It's so rewarding to see the smile on these kids faces," Richie, 28, tells People.

"I spend tons of time here," added Richie. "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."

"We started [the Richie-Madden Children's Foundation] so it could be something that our siblings, parents and our kids could all do together. It's something we talk to her about all the time," added Joel Madden.

The couple has already done so much for underprivileged children and struggling mothers, but they're not even close to being done. Next up for the couple? 4EveryBaby, an online baby registry for mothers in need.

Wow what an inspiration. Nicole and Joel are not only one of the cutest Hollywood families, they're one of the most caring. Kudos to the Richie Madden foundation for putting smiles on children's faces.