Boys & Girls Club of America teams up with Trey Songz to grant Christmas wishes

PETERSBURG, Va, (WRIC) — The Boys & Girls Club of America including Metro Richmond and Petersburg units teamed up a local celebrity in making holiday dreams come true for a family in need.

The surprise reveal took place at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Community Life Center Saturday.

Lakesha Wright is a single mom to 6-year-old twin boys Keshawn Wright and Kendrick Wright.

She said seeing her twins in a surrounded by gifts is nothing short of a Christmas miracle.”It takes a lot of pressure off my shoulders. I hadn’t bought one gift yet. this next check was going to go to Christmas. This truly came at the right time. I have really no words right now. I’m just overwhelmed. I am happy that they happy. I just truly feel blessed right now, ” said Lakesha Wright.

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“It takes a lot of pressure off my shoulders. I hadn’t bought one gift yet. This next check was going to go to Christmas. This truly came at the right time. I have really no words right now. I’m just overwhelmed. I am happy that they’re happy. I just truly feel blessed right now, ” said Lakesha Wright.

The bears, toys, clothes and shoes were all given by the Boys & Girls Club of America as a part of their 12 Days of Giving Campaign.

“This is a campaign that the Boys & Girls Club of America is doing around the nation to identify families who deserve gifts at holiday time. What they are doing is having local Boys & Girls Club alumni to share in this celebration with families,”
said Darricka Carter, the director corporate and foundation relations for the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Richmond.

Grammy-nominated singer and Petersburg native Trey Songz and his mom April Tucker teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club to give the Wright family gifts on their holiday wish list.

“Organizations that give back like this made sure that I was always able to provide what he wanted because I couldn’t provide the wants. I took care of the needs, so to be able to come back and do for somebody else is wonderful.  The best part about him being Trey Songz is our ability to give back to our community,” said April Tucker.

The holiday season will certainly be a lot brighter for Keyshawn and Kendrick Wright.

“I am just glad they get to have the Christmas that they want,” said Wright.

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