Contact: Julie Rivas
New Braunfels
Knights of Columbus Hall
United States of America

The committee for Rotary Club of New Braunfels’ newest service project is pleased to introduce to you, Making Spirits Bright, a holiday giving program that will provide the children of 50 local families in need with two Christmas gifts each – something they need and something they want – as well as a meal box packed full of everything essential for a family Christmas dinner and a decorative centerpiece. The gifts and meal boxes will be distributed at the making Spirits Bright luncheon on Wednesday, December 21 during our regular meeting time. Members do not have to be present at the lunch to participate in this program.

The Club is asking that members either sponsor a family’s children and purchase their preselected need and want gifts or sponsor a Christmas meal box. There is a suggested minimum of $25 for each gift ($50 per child) and Christmas meal boxes are $60 each. In the case of larger families, Rotarians are allowed to co-sponsor families to help alleviate the overall costs. And you of course are allowed to sponsor both a family and a meal box if you want.

Each of the families who have been invited to participate have been fully vetted by Family First and have met all requirements to qualify.

Making Spirits Bright is an opportunity to bring joy to children who may otherwise receive very little this holiday season and provide a full Christmas dinner to their family. We appreciate your consideration of continuing to serve our community in unique and thoughtful ways.

Sponsor Sign-Ups and Family Selection

Wednesday, November 16
Knights of Columbus Hall

Participating members will sign-up to sponsor a family or a Christmas meal box. Those sponsoring a family will select their family from the Making Spirits Bright tree.

Ugly Sweater Rappin’ Party

Wednesday, December 14
Knights of Columbus Hall
11:30AM – 1:00PM

As part of the Making Spirits Bright holiday giving program, new this year is The Ugly Sweater Rappin’ Party, the Club’s reimagined Christmas Party. Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and enjoy a festive Christmas lunch with adult beverages and Christmas karaoke while wrapping the gifts purchased for the children.

Making Spirits Bright Luncheon and Gift & Meal Distribution

Wednesday, December 21
Knights of Columbus Hall
11:30AM – 1:00PM

The 50 families selected to participate in the Making Spirits Bright holiday giving program are invited to join us for a festive Christmas lunch and to receive their gifts and meal boxes. The children will be treated to a special Christmas Carol Sing-along and have their pictures taken with Santa to take home as a memento.

For more information, or if you are unable to attend the November 16 meeting and want to sign-up to sponsor a family or meal box, please contact the Making Spirits Bright 2022 Chair, Julie Rivas at 830-237-5464 or