In only eight days, the Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation has already collected $10,000 of the $35,000 needed to build a playground at Beyond Shelter, a low-income Los Angeles housing project with no recreational facilities for the 175 children who reside there. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, who announced the project last week, are thrilled with the response thus far, sharing that they have received $5 donations from 1,825 text messages coming from 48 states.
If you’d like to help, it’s easy to do! Simply text CHILD to 90999 on your cell phone, and $5 will be chargedon your bill the following month. The Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation collectsthe payments from the cell phone carriers, and the donations fund the playground.