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    Abbe and Lucia do the doable

    Day 260

    Filled with Generosity

    Abbe and her seven year old daughter, Lucia, saw a message from us about needing help resettling a family in Minneapolis. Moved and wanting to lend a hand, Abbe took a day off from her job as a pediatrician – and she and Lucia came down to our Alight offices in Minneapolis to learn more.

    We were so excited to see them, and were floored when we realized their incredible willingness to jump right in. So we put our heads together and came up with a plan…

    We needed some things at Costco that could be purchased in bulk, and that could be placed in the new family’s home before they arrived. So Abbe and Lucia got right to it – and off they went with shopping list in hand.

    Lucia had brought her pad of paper and pen along, and she diligently recorded each item that was needed, taking her time to put a box next to each one to check off when they got to the store. So organized!

    Later that day, they delivered a car load of supplies to the office. Everything from toilet paper, paper towels, healthy kids snacks, a shower curtain, bulk organic rice, and other food staples that would work for a family coming from Myanmar!

    The next week Abbe and Lucia met our team to help set up the home, spending extra time on special touches like a cozy kids’ corner and writing messages of welcome.

    With the help of Abbe and Lucia’s in-the-moment generosity, this family will have all the supplies they need – ready and waiting.

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