Event & Recognition Programs

USF Community Giving Tree

Make the Season Special with the USF Community Giving Tree!

Giving Tree



All children and sponsors have been matched and registration is now closed.  Thank you to our generous University community for making this program possible.  

Sometimes unexpected life circumstances can make the holiday season hard for colleagues who may be struggling to provide gifts for their children.

With the USF Community Giving Tree, employees in need can discreetly submit their children's gift wish lists and fellow USF employees have the opportunity to sponsor one or more children from the Giving Tree.

Help us make the season special for all of our USF families within the employee community by participating in the annual USF Community Giving Tree program!

Program Guidelines


Registering a Child

Child Wish


You must be the parent or legal guardian of the child.  All full-time, part-time and temporary USF employees are eligible to submit their child's wish. Children must be 18 years of age or younger. Wishes must be limited to items that can be purchased for $35 or less. Only one submission is allowed per child. No last names will be provided. All sponsors will receive the first name of a child, his or her age, gender, and up to five desired items on his or her wish list.

ID card U number


  • You will need your USF ID card with your U number to register a child.
  • Please note only one submission per child is allowed.  There is a registration limit of 4 children per employee.
  • Have your child's wish list submitted by November 16, 2018 so we can pair your child with a gift sponsor.
  • Donated gifts will be ready for pick up outside of room 5012 in the Student Services building (SVC 5012) December 11th - 14th, 2018. Please bring a valid photo ID.  

Child Registration is now closed.


Giving Gift


Sponsoring a Child's Wish

When registering as a sponsor, you will select the preferred gender and age range of a child in need. You may also indicate "No Preference," which will help ensure that more children are matched with sponsors. Once matched with a child, you will receive the child's list of 5 "wishes" to help you in selecting a gift.Total spending per child must be limited to $35 or less. Gifts must be unwrapped and must include the child's first name and assigned number.

Gift collection took place November 19th - December 4th, 2018.

Sponsor registration is full and now closed.  Thank you to all of our sponsors!


Gift Drop-Off Locations

Gift collection boxes will be available in these locations from November 19th to December 4th, 2018.

Division of Human Resources Lobby, Student Services  SVC 2172

Office of Educational Affairs. MDC 1101

Campus Recreation, REC 111

Campus Info Center at the Main Entrance to Campus, CIC Lobby

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences HR Lobby, MHC 1100

Do you have additional questions? Contact us at hrevents@usf.edu  or (813)974-3090.