2020 MitoSanta's Basket Raffle

December 12, 2020 10:00 am - December 18, 2020 10:00 am

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Join us for a fantastic virtual basket raffle that will be live from December 12th-18th to support the MitoSantas Christmas Program!


Christmas can be a very stressful time for Mito families. Children are often sick and the budget is tight for many parents who have to juggle co-payments and extra costs for their families. These kids deserve extra happiness and the parents deserve some stress relief.  Help us raise funds to put smiles on the faces of these children on Christmas morning!


Due to COVID-19 and current restrictions, we had to alter our planned in-person basket raffle to be virtual.  But, don't worry, there are just as many amazing baskets to choose from and 100% of the proceeds from this event benefit MitoSantas!


Tickets will be available for purchase on this site only from Saturday, December 12th through Thursday, December 17th at 10:00am EST. 

The cost will be 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.  If you choose the 3 for $5 option, all 3 tickets will be entered into the same basket.

Winners will be chosen on Friday, December 18th and notified that afternoon.

Options for pick up and delivery will be available for those in the Western New York area and shipping will be available for some items (shipping costs will also apply).  Each item indicates if it can be shipped, so please keep that in mind in making your choices if you are not local.  Shipping costs will vary from $5 - $13 depending on the weight of the item and its destination.  Also, note that the display items will not be included.  Payment must be received before items can be shipped.






A very special thank you to the planning committee:


Mary Abusitta, Michelle Ander, Deb Andrasko, Erica Beyea, Laura Elliot, Karen Fritsch, Michelle Gulla, Julie Lisanby, Maryann Piazza, Linda Ramsey, & Jennifer Schwartzott

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I view the raffle items in person?

Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, items are not able to be viewed in person.


Do I have to register?

Yes, to be able to purchase tickets or make a donation, you will have to register on the GiveSmart site.


How does shipping work?

Please refer to each item to determine if it's able to be shipped or not.  Shipping costs will apply and will be determined on a case by case basis depending on where the item is going and how much it weights.  Shipping costs will range from $5-$13 and must be paid before the item(s) are mailed.

How do I purchase tickets?

Click the button that says "Buy Now" and select the number of tickets you would like to purchase for each basket, then scroll all the way to the bottom to checkout.  Tickets should not be purchased through the "View Now" button.

Is there a discount for purchasing multiple tickets?

While we usually offer a deal on a sheet of tickets at our in-person walks, the virtual platform only allows for the flat rate ticket price.  You are able to purchase 3 tickets for $5, but they all must be used on the same basket.


Can I win more than one basket?



What does my money go towards?

100% of the proceeds from this event benefit the MitoSantas program.  Learn more about the program at www.mitoaction.org/mito-santas 


Where will the winners be posted?

?Winners will be notified by email or phone on the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 17th.


About MitoAction


For over 15 years, MitoAction has been transforming the lives of families affected by mitochondrial disease.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children, adults and families living with mitochondrial disease through support, education, outreach, advocacy and clinical research initiatives.


Committed to making the largest impact possible, MitoAction services individuals in the U.S. and around the world, and all of our programs and services are free of charge.  The programs and services MitoAction provides continue to be a lifeline for families impacted by mitochondrial disease.  Families know with MitoAction, they will never be alone on this difficult journey.



About MitoSantas


MitoSantas was founded in western New York in 2009 by adults affected by mitochondrial disease and was limited to families of children only in that area. In 2017, MitoSantas partnered with MitoAction to go nationwide and deliver Christmas presents to children across the United States!


Volunteers from MitoSantas purchase gifts for children affected by mitochondrial disease and their siblings. Volunteers work personally with each family to shop for the gifts on their wishlist! 



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