Allina Program Makes Holidays Bright for PPL Participants

Thanks to an ongoing partnership with Allina Health, PPL is able to brighten dozens of family celebrations across the Twin Cities through the Adopt-A-Family Program. Now in its fifth year, the program invites families on very limited incomes to share their holiday wish lists with PPL staff. Completed lists are given to Allina staff, who donate their time and resources to purchase, wrap, and deliver gifts to PPL. At that time, families are notified to pick up their presents, just in time for their holiday gatherings. The Adopt-A-Family Program has grown significantly in recent years and will serve 40 families this year.

Staff at MERC Alternative High School nominated one of their students for the Adopt-A-Family Program, a young man with a solid attendance record and positive attitude towards his studies. When his mother found out about it, she called MERC staff in gratitude, saying that she and her husband were about to cancel their Christmas celebration because of limited resources. This year, they will be able to enjoy the holiday thanks to the generosity from our partners at Allina

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