William McKenna has been a Bright Christmas Supporter for Over 30 Years

Bay Ridge-born and raised William McKenna knows very well what The Tablet’s Bright Christmas campaign can do. Even after moving first to New Jersey and then retiring to Saugerties, New York, the former president, chairman and CEO of Ridgewood Savings Bank has been a generous donor to Bright Christmas for over 40 years. 

Queens Native Calls Bright Christmas a Lifesaver for Children

For Victoria Satlov, Bright Christmas is about both giving and receiving. For years she has been a generous donor to the Bright Christmas campaign and believes that she is the one who is receiving the true gift of being able to help those less fortunate.

Fight the Inflation Grinch: Donate to Bright Christmas

One of the things we are blessed to run each year at The Tablet is the Bright Christmas Fund. Autumn’s arrival is our cue to get to work and start planning. Time flies, and now this week marks the launch of the 2022 campaign. 

Bright Christmas Campaign Helps Bring Families Closer Together at Hour Children

There’s nothing like seeing children’s eyes open wide when they spot wrapped gifts underneath a decorated Christmas tree. Their sprint to the tree reminds one of previous Christmas Day mornings when Santa did get your letter and brought you everything on your list. But being with family while opening up those gifts is really what it’s all about, especially at Hour Children.

The Gift of Our Heavenly Father

Tomorrow will be a year to the day when Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay sent me a letter asking for a grant from the Bright Christmas Campaign.

St. John’s Bread and Life Nourishes Souls at Christmas

When a family of eight walked through the doors of St. John’s Bread and Life last winter, staff members quickly embraced the “all hands on deck” spirit to help them. The family entered the New York shelter system from a different state with nothing except the vehicle they traveled in.