CMA Awards 2018

Ozuna Talks Charity Odisea Children: 'It Comes From My Heart'

Puerto Rican singer Ozuna recently sat down with Billboard to discuss his charity Odisea Children and what inspires him to continue his work with the organization. 

Ozuna explains that he learned a lot from his grandmother, including the value of money and the value of making sacrifices. “Things aren’t gifted to you,” he explains. “Things don’t just come from an idea, from nothing. You have to work for them. You have to pursue them. You have to take time. You have to sacrifice.”

“If God has given me this many large blessings, in such little time,” he adds, “why not help the people that need it?”

The “La Modelo” singer shares that he finds people to help both through social media and from friends, as well as assists people struggling to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

“There’s a lot of people that are in need,” he says. “We’re going little by little… I’m only one person, but we are contributing. Truthfully, I can tell you that my initiative goes without monetary support from anyone, no one helps me. It comes from my heart. I take a part of my monthly earnings, and I donate it to my foundation. And this is to distribute hot meals, distribute gifts to children. We help by giving clothing and shoes to people that don’t have the resources.”

Watch the video above to hear more about Ozuna’s charity work with Odisea Children.