Moms & Babies

Celebrity Baby Blog
Celebrity Baby Blog

Joel Madden named celebrity ambassador for UNICEF

07/07/2008 at 10:00 AM ET

Joelnicole A series of philanthropic efforts by Joel Madden has caught the attention of UNICEF. During a Sunday night appearance on the CNN special Survival Project: One Child, Joel was unveiled as the newest celebrity ambassador for the organization, which works to improve the lives of children around the globe.  Joel said he was "honored" by his new title, and "really excited" about working with UNICEF.

His commitment to the cause seems to be a natural progression from his establishment of the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation with girlfriend Nicole Richie, as well as the couple’s recent work to aid cyclone victims in Myanmar. Joel said that while he’s "always loved children," since welcoming daughter Harlow Winter Kate — 6-months on Friday — his desire to help others has taken on a new urgency.

[Harlow has a] huge role…Once I had a child myself, I look at every single child and think of my own child…Just to think that 26,000 children die every day from simple things that we could prevent, just blows my mind.

Harlow is the first child for Joel, 29, and Nicole, 26. 

Source: CNN; Photo by Flynet.

Filed Under:

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

On Newsstands Now

Bindi Irwin: Remembering My Dad
  • Bindi Irwin: Remembering My Dad
  • Adam Levine's Wedding Details!
  • James Garner: 1928-2014

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


Add A Comment reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 0 comments

GoodCharlotteFan on

He’s amazing.


Squeals & Deals

Sign-up for the Mom's &s Babies Free Weekly Newsletter

Free Weekly Newsletter

Mom Said It

"We weren't trying to have kids. We left it up to fate. I knew there was a possibility, but I was really excited. Even if you are trying, just to see a positive result is shocking!"


From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters