The 2019 recipient of the Gary Draeger Volunteerism Award is Tom Davies!
As a Corus employee, Tom supported 630 CHED Santas Anonymous both on the job and in his personal life. Now that he is retired, he's able to volunteer at the depot more and he is always willing to help with special projects. He currently picks up, sorts and cleans fountain coins, does pick up deliveries when called upon year-round, he is also the main "fix-it guy" and carpenter. Tom represents Santas with integrity and positivity in the community.
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.