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Nick Cannon returns home to San Diego to surprise Logan Heights family

Posted at 2:55 PM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 18:30:33-05

SAN DIEGO - A Logan Heights family got a big holiday surprise Monday morning when celebrity and San Diego native Nick Cannon made his way back home to present them with a number of gifts.The Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego partnered up with Cannon to bring the Chavez family a little holiday cheer during the "12 Days of Giving" campaign that helps families across the country. Valerie and Zoe Chavez are members of the club. They said their father Erick Chavez works hard to make sure they're taken care of. He works so much that the girls don't get to spend much time with him. Their mother, Olga, stays home with their two-year-old sister, Maya. Olga walks the two girls to and from school every day, then to the Boys and Girls Club after. The family was nominated, then chosen for the giveaway thanks to 11-year-old Valerie's participation in a number of club programs for six years. Club directors also felt the family deserved the gifts because of how hard they see the father working on a daily basis, and how hard the mother works to make sure her children are on a path to success. Cannon also shared his experience as a Boys and Girls Club member, relating to the girls. The family members were gifted a brand new refrigerator. They said the one they have is old and hardly works. They also received a new stove and many toys for the children.