Martin Garrix Announced as International Friend for SOS Children's Village

Martin Garrix at Tomorrowland 2014
Matt Medved

Martin Garrix photographed backstage at Tomorrowland 2014 in Boom, Belgium.

Martin Garrix is doing his part to give back and get involved. Today (Feb. 24), he was announced as an international friend for SOS Children’s Village, a non-profit that “builds families for orphaned, abandoned, and other vulnerable children around the world.”

The world renowned DJ/producer celebrated the announcement by taking a trip to SOS Village Cape Town, South Africa to see first-hand how the organization impacts children who have lost their parents. Not only did he meet with children growing up in SOS families, he even played a short DJ set for them.

Garrix told Billboard that he’s very close with his parents and that their unconditional support played a huge part of his success and added that “it is awful that so many children around the world don’t have the support of a caring family.”

Stephen Miller, Nation Director of SOS Children’s Villages South Africa, said of Garrix,“He inspires millions of young people around the globe to live up to their dreams. A perfect match for SOS Children’s Villages.”