Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have a group and my budget is limited. How can I get involved?

  • Donate an item to Staff Senate Executive Committee’s basket! The theme: travel and adventure! Contact us at staffsenate@pugetsound.edu.
  • You can also email Lacie Devine at ldevine@pugetsound.edu to see what other groups are working on and might need!

Does it have to be a basket?

  • Not at all. It can be anything from a mug to a wheelbarrow as long as it holds your items! #thinkoutsidethebasket

Where do I drop off my basket when it’s ready?

  • Please deliver your completed gift baskets to Lacie Devine in the Mail Room or Haley Harshaw in Jones 102. If you would like for someone to pick up your donation, fill out our donation form or email staffsenate@pugetsound.edu.

Are there any restrictions on what I can donate?

  • Please use your best judgement. Is your donation something other people on campus would love to receive? Staff Senate also reserves the right to return donations that may not be appropriate.

Can we use departmental funds for our basket?

  • Short answer: no. Items donated to the Gift Basket Raffle should be purchased with personal funds. For questions about this policy, please contact Finance at finance@pugetsound.edu.

When is the last day we can drop off our basket?

  • Please turn in your baskets by Thursday, April 5th. Baskets containing perishable items can be submitted the morning of Monday, April 8th.

Do I have to be a staff member to be able to donate?

  • Not at all! We welcome donations from everyone!

Do I have to be a staff member to enter the raffle?

I'm not sure where to start. Can you give me some theme ideas?

  • Camping
  • Car (in a car wash bucket)
  • Chef (kitchen items in a crockpot)
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Crafty
  • Date Night
  • Everything Green
  • Game Night
  • Gardening
  • Garlic
  • Made in Tacoma
  • Movie Night
  • Outdoors
  • Pets
  • Spa
  • Travel (in a suitcase)
  • Wellness
  • Workout