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Pikes Peak United Way needs community’s help to support District 2 students and families this holiday season

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Pikes Peak United Way

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Harrison School District two is getting some holiday cheer from the Pikes Peak United Way (PPWU). The non-profit fundraiser organization wants to provide support to students and families this holiday season by hosting multiple Christmas drives and events throughout December.

In the press release, a total of 22 Harrison School District counselors have partnered up to provide a list of families who may not be able to provide gifts or essentials for the Christmas season to PPWU.

This year, the Christmas drive is called Adopt-A-Family -- where families can now adopt a family for the holiday season. PPWU is seeking for the community's help to adopt a family and make their holiday season more memorable.

The Amazon Distribution Center have partnered with PPWU in the adoption drive. The company have agreed to adopt 64 families this year by donating $9,750 to purchase gifts included in all the families Amazon adopted.

PPWU reports over 160 families are in need for adoption. The Adopt-A-Family Christmas Drive runs through Dec. 10. If you're interested in supporting a family this holiday season, you can visit PPUW's Volunteer Platform and sign up.

More than 200 Students from Stratmoor Elementary School will receive gifts this Christmas. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Emerging Leaders Council members, T-Mobile, and volunteers are gathering to wrap the gifts before being delivered to the elementary school.

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