Thank You Notes: workshop volunteers

Santa Bear poses with a group of volunteers in the Santas Anonymous workshop

Workshop volunteers put in thousands of hours preparing hampers for families in need.

We’re celebrating National Volunteer Week with thank you notes! Check back throughout the week of April 11-15 for new messages from our team leaders to the volunteers with whom we work.

April 13, 2016

To our workshop volunteers:

From the moment we received our first hamper application to the final piece of tape on that very last present, you have given us countless hours of your valuable time and your limitless talents. For that, I am truly grateful.

You have typed, phoned, sorted, tracked, wrapped, and delivered with a speed and efficiency that would make Santa’s elves jealous, but most of all you connected with one another and became a big family that worked together and made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many children in our community.

Thank you to each team leader for organizing, scheduling, and inspiring your teams, and to every team member a big thanks for always bringing your dedicated hearts and helping hands to the workshop.  We could not do this work year after year without you.

It is a privilege to work with you all.


Tammy Brown
Volunteer Manager

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re PRICELESS.” -Sherry Anderson


Tammy Brown is one of our two volunteer managers, contributing to the recruitment, organization, and training of volunteers for all of our operations throughout the year. She joined Santas Anonymous in 2013, served as a mall lead in 2014, and took on her current position with the Society in 2015.

Thank You Notes: special-event volunteers

A group of firefighters answer phones during the Miracle on Broad Street radiothon

From 6am until 6pm, the phones at the Miracle on Broad Street radio-thon are answered by volunteers from businesses, community groups, and organizations such as the Professional Fire Fighters foundation

We’re celebrating National Volunteer Week with thank you notes! Check back throughout the week of April 11-15 for new messages from our team leaders to the volunteers with whom we work.

April 11, 2016

To our special-event volunteers:

I’m grateful for every single person who lends a hand at one of the many, many events that Santas Anonymous hosts or participates in over the course of the year. Whether you’re collecting toys in the freezing cold, handing cups of water to marathon runners on a hot day, answering the phones at a radio-thon, or giving up your evenings for weekly meetings, I’m grateful that you show up ready to work hard…and that you do it with a smile.

You see, we like to think of ourselves as a pretty friendly group at Santas Anonymous, and we want the world to know it! Every smile you bring to one of our events is another smile we show to our community, and another reason for people to believe in what we do.

Thank you for volunteering your time, your energy, and yes, your smiles.


Russell Wong

Communications and Special Events Coordinator


Russell Wong has volunteered with CFAX Santas Anonymous since 2013, and currently serves as the Society’s Communications and Special Events Coordinator. He works closely with a small team of volunteers who meet regularly to plan for upcoming events, schedule Santa Bear’s appearances, and manage social-media and web communications.