Nicole Richie's surprise shower
Dec 4, 2007, 13:30 GMT
Nicole Richie - © Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden hosted a surprise baby shower for 100 young mothers yesterday (03.12.07).
The couple, who are expecting their first baby on New Year's Eve, donated over $200,000 worth of gifts to new mothers and pregnant women at Hollywood's Los Angeles Free Clinic.
Nicole said: "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 they got, we got. So everything that will be in their nursery will be in our nursery."
The gifts included cribs, mattresses, baby clothes, accessories and toys.
The young couple - engaged to be married next year - set up the Richie Madden Children's Foundation to help expectant mothers when they found out they were to become parents themselves.
Joel said: "We grew up in Los Angeles and we want our child to be a part of the community, and to know that there's a responsibility to help the community
"Sometimes people don't want to believe that me and Nicole are just a young couple having a baby and we're really excited. We don't really get to share our lives with people. It's nice to connect with people on a real level."
Nicole, 26, added to People magazine: "We named it the Richie Madden Children's Foundation because we each have families and our families are close, and our family is involved.
Joel, 28, added: "We're lucky that we have families that get along and love each other. I think it's great that our child will grow up as a part of that family."
(C) BANG Media International