Volunteers of the Year: Roy and Mary Baldwin


CFAX Santas Anonymous Society is proud to recognize Roy and Mary Baldwin as our volunteers of the year for 2017.

In their time with Santas Anonymous, Roy and Mary have contributed in almost every way volunteers can. You’ll find them in the malls helping families to pick Santa Bear wishes off of the tree, in the workshop helping to coordinate our operations, and at the warehouse greeting families as they arrive to pick up their Christmas hampers. Whenever you see Santas Anonymous volunteers somewhere in our community, there’s a good chance you’ll find the Baldwins close by!

Most importantly, you’ll find them spreading joy and happiness, with tireless energy and boundless enthusiasm.

Roy and Mary were presented with their award in February, and we are proud to share this news in celebration of National Volunteer Week.

We became involved in CFAX Santas Anonymous over 25 years ago through our friends, Lawrie and Jacki Smith. The growth of the society reflects the need of many in the community, unfortunately, and it would be better if there was no need for what we do! Of course, without that need we would not have met so many of the great people that are willing to give their time and energy to the cause.

I’m not sure that I have a favorite memory as there are so many good ones, but Mary would say how much she loves seeing people who have been helped by Santas Anonymous come to the malls to donate. She loves hearing their stories, helping them choose Santa Bear wishes from the tree, and seeing them teach their children that giving back is important.

Hopefully, we can continue to enlist new volunteers to ensure that this very important work continues until the day comes when there is no longer a need.

 

Roy and Mary Baldwin

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