The holidays are here and Ciara is thinking of more than her family thanks to her son. The ‘I Bet’ singer tells CBS News that little Future inspired her to partner with Unilever and Feeding America in an attempt to decrease child hunger in the United States. “Share A Meal” is a campaign launched by the nonprofit to ensure that underprivileged children have a meal on Thanksgiving Day.
“I’m very blessed, and I’m thankful for my blessings. And sometimes you just don’t realize how privileged you are just to be able to eat,” says Ciara. She further explains, “I’ve always had a strong love and a sense of care for kids. And the one thing is evident and is so true — the kids are our future. And with me being a mom now I really relate to this differently — and much more. It’s really real to me the idea of a child not having a meal. It’s heartbreaking. It’s always a time of need for kids who are less fortunate, but also this time of year is a time of love and it’s a time of giving.”
Ciara has always been charitable but the star says that becoming a mother has made her that much more liberal. “For me, being a mom it makes you selfless and makes you realize there’s so much out there in the world,” shares the singer. “You realize a lot of things that you thought mattered, they really don’t matter. Like is my child breathing? Yes. Is my child happy? Yes. Do we have a roof off of our heads? Yes … It’s totally changed my life I think for the better.”
Future is Ciara’s only child with ex-boyfriend Nayvadius Cash. See the singer’s latest footage of her son that features him swimming and counting.