Meet the Family: Santa Claus
Santa Claus has been involved with Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels since its inception. Once a year he brings gifts to all the children in the program. Occasionally - if they are good (he says with a wink) - Santa will also put a little something under the tree for the grown-ups too.
Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply “Santa” is a right jolly old elf who has been working for centuries to bring toys and joy to children all over the world each Christmas Eve.
When Santa Claus first heard about the Family Promise program, he knew right away he wanted to be involved. He keeps a close eye on the families who go through the program as well as those who contribute in some way. When it comes time to make his List, those involved with Family Promise get an extra check in the “Nice” column.
The thing that Santa loves most about this program is the spirit of giving that it conjures up in the donors and the volunteers throughout the whole year and not just at Christmas time. Behind his snow white beard, he boasts a big smile when he thinks of FPGNB. He wishes more people could be as selfless in their giving as those who support Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels.
Mr. Claus also loves to see the joy spread in the families who go through the program as they achieve their independence. Santa has a unique vantage point with the children in particular. You may or may not know, but he has top secret ways of measuring and tracking happiness in children. Santa can actually see how happy the kids who go through the FPGNB program become as their family finds a stable home, secure income, and a sustainable plan for the future.
Nothing makes Santa happier than seeing children thrive. Well - almost nothing. Cookies and milk make him extremely happy too.
Thank you, Santa Claus, for the work you do with all the children and thank you for supporting Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels.