Philadelphia hip hop star Meek Mill is helping to make the holiday wishes of local school children. In the Philadelphia school district Christmas just got a lot happier for 30 families. 12 Days of Christmas Inc. is donating groceries , gifts to economically disadvantaged families.
The organization created in Houston 21 years ago and has many chapters around the country.
Meek Mill donated $30,000 to help make this gift-giving initiative more possible this year. For Tawanda Robertson, it is coming with heartfelt gratitude and a heavy heart. This comes after losing her 18-year-old son to gun violence in May. He was set to graduate from Robeson High School.
“I want to say, thank you very much. Thank you. It means a lot to me. It means a lot that they did not forget about my son, they showed a lot of support,” said Tawanda Robertson.
“It is just been an amazing experience. I can not express how proud I am of our school community for coming together to support these families,” said Robeson principal Richard Gordon.
The organization reached out to each family and delivered gifts that were specific to their needs.