The holidays are a joyous time for most people, but for many families in our community that idea is far from a reality. Putting a decent meal on the table can be a constant struggle for some, never mind providing gifts for children over the holidays.
Making Spirits Bright was founded on the idea that all families deserve to smile during the holidays. We are now in our sixth season of providing warm winter gear, clothing, necessities and gifts to families in need around the greater Rochester area. We’ve helped nearly 200 families, so far, and are assisting another 46 this year alone.
With just two dedicated women running the program, the hours are certainly long, but the rewards are endless. We’re grateful to have such a generous community to support our efforts and look forward to what this season will bring to those we’re helping.