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State ‘Holiday Wish’ program donates gifts to 200 Pennsylvania families in need

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - 'Tis the season for giving, and Governor Tom Wolf joined state officials and the National Guard to help bring joy to families in need. It's part of the annual Holiday Wish gift drive in Harrisburg. Presents donated by state workers will beĀ given to about 200 families in the state who may be facing tough times this holiday season.

"When you see all the commonwealth employees, whose job is public service every day, you see them take that extra step in something they don't have to do to reach out to families that they'll never meet," Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas said, "but to know that there are families in need out there in Pennsylvania who are helped through this program."

The National Guard loaded up the presents onto their trucks and delivered them to county assistance offices where the gifts will be given out to families.