NICOLE RICHIE PREPARES FOR CHARITY

Former television reality show star Nicole Richie is joining the ranks of generous celebrities as she prepares for the official launch of her children's charity with rock star boyfriend Joel Madden. The new mother and Good Charlotte singer Madden, founded the Richie Madden Children's Foundation as they prepared for the birth of their daughter, Harlow, in January.The pair started out asking friends to make donations to the charity instead of giving gifts to their baby daughter, in an effort to assist struggling mothers in providing for their children. A source tells the New York Daily News, "She's hired some pretty high-powered consultants to advise her and put it all together. The Web site will be a registry, like for a bridal or shower registry, where low-income women list things they need for their babies. More well-off people will then go on and buy stuff for the children."
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