Sun Santa Theme Basket Raffle raises $60K

2022 Sun Santa check presentation
Santa Claus, aka Paul Beausoleil, Sun Santa Coordinator Nancy Roberts, Tufts Medicine/Lowell General Hospital CEO Jody White and Lowell Sun Charities President Kevin Coughlin hold a check for $60,000 representing the money raised by the 19th annual Themed Basket Raffle fundraiser.

The 2022 Sun Santa Gift Basket Raffle returned to a live audience inside Clark Auditorium at Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital on Tuesday, December 6, and awarded 23 baskets worth a total of $15,000 to lucky winners, and raising $60,000 for Sun Santa Charities along the way.

Over the past 19 years, the Sun Santa Gift Basket Raffle has raised more than $1.2 million for Sun Santa Charities and the Lowell Sun newspaper, which uses the funds to provide holiday celebrations across Greater Lowell for families in need. Due to the pandemic, the raffle has been streamed online.

Each year, Lowell General Hospital departments come together to donate money and create extravagant gift baskets. This year, 30 different departments chipped in to create the 23 baskets, which ranged in value from $400 to $1,200, and included technology, a pizza oven, high end luggage and lots of cash and lottery tickets.

The 19th annual raffle was once again emceed by Lowell General Chief Executive Officer Jody White, who praised the generosity of the staff during another challenging year.

“Every day, our dedicated staff puts our patients first, but they still take the time to donate money to make this fundraiser special,” White said. “Lowell Sun Charities puts the people of Greater Lowell first every year, and we could not be more proud to support their work.”

This year’s winners are:

  • A Cozy Cozie Christmas – Diane Conlin
  • Bake the World a Better Place – Christine Doyle
  • Carried Away – Alice Draper
  • Dashing Through the Dough – Heather Palomo
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Cocktail – Margaret Janas
  • Holiday Menu – Lisa Estrella
  • I’ll Be Gnome for Christmas – Maureen Borodawka
  • Let it Snow – Robert Brown
  • Lighting the Way for Santa – Gina Housley
  • Million Dollar Tree – Mary Gagnon
  • Movie Night – Donna St. Gelais
  • Nite Out – Sandra Dubey
  • Pizza!! Pizza!! – Sharon Maxim-Eno
  • Rolling Into Winter – Christine Doyle
  • Santa, Say CHEESE! – Heather St. Onge
  • Self-Care Day – Gwenn Lanouette
  • Shopping Around the Christmas Wreath – Andrea Lauzon
  • Some Like It Hot – Susan West
  • Sunday Morning Breakfast – Terri Swanson
  • Ticket to Anywhere – Lisa Conley
  • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – Terrence Fetters
  • It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Game Time – Keanyon Lambert

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