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The University of Arkansas Staff Senate sponsors the RazorGifts Staff Holiday Gifting Program. Employee-to-employee gifting is the basis of our rewarding and appreciated project. We can all play a role in making the winter holidays a great time for individuals in need within our community. The drive is conducted each fall. Please check this page in early fall for details on the 2024 RazorGifts program.

The Facts

Northwest Arkansas statistics show that 25% of Northwest Arkanas children live in poverty, 50% of our homeless population are children, and 27% of our children are in danger of going hungry tonight. These statistics are alarming. The Full Circle Food Pantry provides food and personal products to all members of the University of Arkansas community.

Our gifting program is designed to assist staff through the holidays by obtaining employee donated gifts and essentials for dependent children. Our program is driven by employee-to-employee gifting, and the University of Arkansas is not a sponsor or participant.

Request to Receive Gifts

  • Application to request and specify gifts, English (PDF) — the form will be available in fall 2024; please check back
  • Application to request and specify gifts, Spanish (PDF) — the form will be available in fall 2024; please check back


To make gift donations, please shop the requested items on the virtual registry Giftster. The link will reopen in fall 2024; please check back.

Gifts may be delivered in-person to Autumn Parker in WCOB 328 or Kaitlyn Riggin in ADMN 325.

Gifts may be shipped to:

Autumn Parker — RazorGifts
220 N. McIlroy, WCOB 328
Fayetteville, AR 72701

All donated gifts must be received in plenty of time for sorting and pickup. The 2024 gift deadline will be announced in the fall. Please check back.

Those who wish to make monetary donations may purchase Amazon gift cards via ssgifts@uark.edu. All gift card and monetary donations will be used to purchase remaining items not selected from the virtual site.

Further Details

For more information, contact the RazorGifts chair, Kaitlyn Riggin (riggin@uark.edu).

Gifts made under the Staff Holiday Gift Program are made by members of the University of Arkansas community to dependent children of University employees and are not gifts to the University. We will make every effort to gift each applicant accepted into the program however, we cannot guarantee that every applicant will receive a gift.

Policies & Procedures of RazorGifts Staff Holiday Gifting Program (PDF)