Sun Santa Themed Basket Raffle Raises $80K

2021 Sun Santa check presentation
Nancy Roberts, Sun Santa Fund coordinator, Kevin Coughlin, Sun Santa Fund Chairman, Jody White, CEO of Lowell General Hospital, Jennifer Hanson, Director of Philanthropy, and Santa Claus.

For the second straight year, the Sun Santa Theme Basket Raffle to benefit Sun Santa Charities had to be done entirely online. But once again, that didn’t stop the community from stepping up and buying thousands of tickets and raising more than $80,000 for people in need at the holidays.

The 18th Sun Santa Raffle drawing was held in a mostly empty Clark Auditorium at Lowell General’s main campus on Tuesday, December 7. But just as he does every year, President and CEO Jody White served as masters of ceremonies along with Santa Claus and drew the winning tickets for a recording that can be seen here: 

“Despite the challenges, it was a great afternoon to raise important funds for Sun Santa Charities and the people they help this time of year,” White said. “We are committed to making a difference through this partnership, with the need greater than ever.”

The Sun Santa Fund, started by The Lowell Sun newspaper in 1988, distributes the money to families in need in our community though gifts and food vouchers with the help of The Salvation Army and Community Teamwork, Inc.

Since 2004, department staffs across the hospital have teamed up to donate incredible gift baskets for the annual raffle. This year raffle featured 23 gift baskets that ranged in value from $400 to more than $4,000, with prizes that included cash, lottery tickets, gift cards and even a 75-inch flat screen TV.

Here is a list of this year’s winners:

Basket Name


A Day at the Beach

Diane Del Vecchio

Advent Calendar

Karen Morrissette

Countdown to Christmas 

Terry Gagne

Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Support Small Business          

Ann Hodgson

Good Things Do Come In Small Packages

Dottie Durand

Snow Much Fun 

Courtney Cudworth    

Sweet Snacks & Spending

Charles Em

Dinner & Drinks Around the World

James McPadden

Christmas Cookie Cash

Lucille Gamache

Te Quil A Bad Day

Gregory Bowden

Winner Winner Dinner Dinner

William Plaistek

Everything Comfort & Relaxation

Chantelle Angove

Gnome for the Holidays 

Kathleen Brown

Cold Hard Cash

Shirley Hadden

Cozy Farmhouse

Jeffrey  Morrissette


Angel Bacigalupo

Newborn Baby Essentials Basket

Tina Remillard

Holiday Cash

Joan Dower

Rocking Around the Charcuterie Board

Carol Dove

The Three Sins

Janice Campo

The Giving Tree

Jody Marchand

And to All a Good Night

Mary Burke

Walt Disney World's 50th Celebration Vacation

Christine Feeley

Merry Techy Christmas

Barbara Brodeur

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