• Local kids trade presents to get gifts for parents


    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga - A group of kids in Lawrenceville was faced with a tough choice this holiday: To go home with a gift for a family member, or go home with one for themselves.

    Every child chose to take home a gift for their loved ones.

    UPTV interviewed kids from The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, asking them two questions: What did they want, and what did their families want for Christmas.

    As the kids continued with the interview, a crew bought the gifts in real-time. They presented both gifts to the kids, but there was a twist.

    “The catch is that you can either get a gift for yourself, or you can pick a gift for your mom and dad,” said the interviewer.

    The kids took a moment to ponder the dilemma, but decided to take the gift for their family members, passing up various presents like Lego sets, laptops and X-Boxes.

    Aaron Freeman, 9, gave up a Lego set.  

    “Legos don’t matter. Your family matters,” said Aaron. “It’s either Legos or family, and I choose family.”

    Then, the interviewer revealed yet another twist.

    “Because you chose the gift for your family, you’re actually going to go home with both,” the interviewer said.

    Some kids, overcome with gratitude, started to cry, saying they were thankful for their families and the opportunity to give them something they really wanted.

     More than 80 percent of kids involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta come from low-income families.        

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