Back of Nicole Richie Goes Above and Beyond With Her Charity Work Nicole Richie visited traffic school in LA yesterday, but stayed more undercover than usual probably looking to avoid any questions about her ex-fiancé DJ AM's plane crash. While she's laying low for the moment, she's still staying active in her charity work, posting a video of her recent visit to a local children's shelter on the Richie-Madden Children's Foundation MySpace yesterday. She wrote about her efforts, "This past year, philanthropy has opened my eyes to so much need and so much beauty. I have also realized how easy it is to help, and how rewarding it feels to be able to make a positive difference in someone's life," encouraging people to text and donate. So far they've raised $10,000 towards their $35,000 goal — already amazing work by these big hearted new parents and their continued passion for giving. View 5 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 To watch the video of Nicole's visit to the shelter just Splash News Online Comments californiagirlx7 9 years It's nice that Nicole and Joel are trying to be more charitable, but it does seem like it's a little fake. likeagoddess99 9 years I amm so proud of herr 356UIK 9 years I dont think she has a lot of money to give to charity. She doesnt "do anything" according to most people, remember? And I think all of her 10k gowns are loaned or given by the designer to get name recognition or something. Its more important to raise $$ b/c it builds awareness (I think). This kinda reminds me of that movie with Jennifer Aniston in it, Friends With Money I believe it was called. And Jen's character was so pissed at her friends for spending money on their expensive charity functions instead of just GIVING the money to charity and being done with it. And they were like "because this is what rich people do - shut up!" LOL! :ROTFL: ilanac13 9 years i think that it's nice that she's realizing that she can make a difference and that there's something to be said about using your powers for good rather than evil. i think that having a baby and having all these life changing things happen to her in a short amount of time just showed her that there are more important things that she could be focusing on, and i'm really happy to see that she's doing all these great things. i hope that their foundation is able to reach the goal that they've set and i'm sure that they will. Dollylo 9 years She's really a cute and sweet girl now! So much different from the bitchy one we use to know! ;) lexichloe 9 years Love Nicole. She's hopefully turned her life around and is focusing on things that benefit others and not herself. OhMyDragonflys 9 years She is selfish to me. She can give that money! She wears 10,000 dollar gowns for petes sake! Average American can barely afford food for their own families...much less a playground for kids. Loren02 9 years i'm sure she's got dj am on her mind...it must be hard for her. RosaDilia 9 years only $10,000? Exactly, she can auction a couple of purses and clothing and i'm sure it will surpass the $35,000. Mesayme 9 years meh... Ginger 9 years If it's so easy and rewarding to her, why is she soliciting her MySpace contacts to text donations to the foundation she named after herself and her boyfriend? mack2600 9 years haters gem-bunny 9 years Hey! Is Nicole driving again? NduguNStephie 9 years I just look at her and see F.A.K.E. tattoo'd on her forehead.. Sorry y'all.. can't help it! beram1220 9 years I LOVE her sunglasses. I was contemplating using my vision insurance to buy these chanel glasses and just add some tint... but alas! I cannot find them anywhere :\ Asche 9 years Wow. They are looking to raise 35k. Why doesn't she just sell a few purses to meet their goal?