PPL in the Community: A year of service

PPL in the Community: A year of service

Not even a pandemic could keep us from supporting the organizations and people who make up the 29 counties we serve. While we work safely day and night to keep your lights on, we also remain committed to volunteering in the communities we call home.

Each year, our employees volunteer more than 7,000 hours. Here are just a few of our favorite events from 2021.

In October, 140 employees rolled up their sleeves and volunteered at 10 organizations across the Lehigh Valley for the United Way Day of Caring.

During the summer, we sponsored “Kids Zone” at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, teaching kids about infrared cameras and transformer switches.

In May, a group of employees spent the day at Wildlands Conservancy planting 100 trees to help preserve the environment.

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Planting seeds for a cleaner, greener future

Planting seeds for a cleaner, greener future

From August through October, our Community Roots Program made its way across PA.  

Our employees visited events, like baseball games, throughout our service territory, to deliver free plants and seeds to our customers. Their mission: spread the word about pollinators and how important it is to protect and preserve the environment we all love. 

Along the way, they met a few plant enthusiasts, environmental champions, and captured some great moments. 

Check them out! 

In Williamsport, Chris Stamatedes, PPL Electric’s Regional Director of Operations, threw out the first pitch at the largest attended Crosscutters baseball game of the season! 

PPL employee throws out first pitch

We also visited one of the coolest spots in the area for First Friday- The Lancaster Science Factory. 

Display of pollinator plants at Lancaster Science Factory

And we couldn’t miss an Iron Pigs game at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown! 

PPL employees standing behind table of plants at Coca Cola Park

We spent a beautiful sunny day at the Newfoundland Farmers Market and donated more than 250 mint plants to our friends in the Northeast region. 

People talking at table of plants

At the Forks Farmers Market in Orangeville our volunteers arrived in style with our electric vehicle. They spent the day talking with customers about how we plant pollinators in our right-of-way areas.  

PPL employees standing at table with plants next to PPL electric vehicle

We passed through Schuylkill County and set up a booth at the Hometown Farmers Market. There, customers had the opportunity to package their own native pollinator seed mix to plant at their homes. 

Table of pollinator seed mixes


Did you pick up a mint plant or pollinator seeds at one of our recent events?  Post pictures of your planted pollinators on Facebook. Tag PPL Electric Utilities, and use the hashtag: #MyPPLPollinatorPatch. 

And if we missed you this season, don’t worry- we’ll be back! Follow us on social media for upcoming Community Roots pop-ups! 


140 employees volunteer for United Way Day of Caring

140 employees volunteer for United Way Day of Caring

Our employees are always willing to offer a helping hand and look forward to participating in the United Way’s Day of Caring every year.  

It’s an opportunity for employees to roll up their sleeves and make a direct impact in the communities where we live, work, and play. This year, we had outstanding participation, with 140 PPL volunteers at the following organizations across the Lehigh Valley: 

  • Bloom
  • Casa Guadalupe 
  • Equi-Librium 
  • Friends of Johnston 
  • Greater Lehigh Valley YMCA Allentown
  • Greater Valley YMCA
  • Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley
  • Lehigh County Humane Society 
  • Lehigh Valley Children’s Center
  • Salvation Army Hospitality House 

Check out our clips from this year’s volunteer efforts:

Woman volunteer with puppy3 men in volunteer shirts with potted plants2 women volunteers with kitten at animal shelter Man and Woman volunteer in YMCA locker room






We’re grateful for our employees’ involvement and proud to support the United Way!