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Philanthropy

Nicole Richie has been involved in many projects to promote the welfare of others, including those expressed by generous donations of money to good causes.

The Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden created “The Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation” in November 2007 and officially launched the charity with a party the following month.

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UNICEF
Nicole, Joel and Benji Madden, along with UNICEF, held a fundraiser for The Tap Project in March 2009. They sold 143 water pumps to bring water directly to the villages and raised $100,000.

In May 2008, Nicole and Joel shot a UNICEF public-service announcement to generate aid for the cyclone-devastated Myanmar. Richie and Madden have also written blogs on the UNICEF website and encouraged people to help children in need.

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Cancer Awareness
In October 2011, Nicole Richie took photos of JFK Airport’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month decorations.

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Baby2Baby
Nicole has been attending the annual Baby2Baby gala since it started. Nicole, along with Jessica Alba, are board members. Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

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Environmental Media Association
Nicole has been a board member of the Environmental Media Association for several years and took part in their awareness program in May 2009. Each member “adopted” a school to raise awareness for the program and help students with environmental education.

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“We Are the World” remake
A bunch of celebrities including Nicole took part in the “We Are the World” remake for Haiti Relief. See the video here.

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Charities and causes Nicole supports
Baby2Baby
Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Elton John AIDS Foundation
March Of Dimes
Red Cross
The Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation
Small Steps Project
The Art of Elysium
UNICEF

Nicole also supports: AIDS & HIV, Cancer, Children, Disaster Relief, Family/Parent Support, Health, Human Rights, Poverty, Senior Citizen Support, Slavery & Human Trafficking.

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