Gary Draeger Award for Volunteerism

The 2020 recipient of the Gary Draeger Volunteerism Award is Brent Pullishy!

Brent started volunteering at Santas when he was just 10 years old. Over the years he has done just about every job at Santas Depot, he now manages members of the Santas delivery day parking lot crew and was instrumental in the planning and execution of the 2020 drive-thru system. Brent has also worked at Casinos, Gary Draeger Memorial golf tournament, and the Motorcycle Toy Run, Thank you, Brent!

Each year the Gary Draeger Volunteerism Award is presented to a long term volunteer who demonstrates “positive and reliable service delivery, a positive working relationship with staff and other volunteers and actively promotes the mission of 630 CHED Santas Anonymous in the community."

Gary Draeger of 630 CHED, coordinated the Santas Anonymous program for many years. Gary was the “Head Elf” on the campaign and his true spirit and dedication to the program inspired many thousands of thankful families over the years. Gary passed away due to illness in 2005, the award is meant to honour his spirit which made an impact on so many.

2020 Nomination Form

The Gary Draeger Memorial Award will be presented to outstanding volunteers who consistently demonstrate values that support a successful campaign and meet the following criteria:

  • Provide a minimum of 10 years of service to CHED Santas Anonymous
  • Demonstrate positive and reliable service delivery
  • Demonstrate a positive working relationship with staff and other volunteers
  • Actively promote the mission of Santas in the community

Nominations are now closed for the season.