Fundraise for OPFS

Last updated: 08/07/2022

Help OPFS to support single parents and their children in Scotland. With your fundraising efforts we could reduce the impact of poverty brought about by the cost of living crisis and ensure children are able to eat, play, learn and stay warm in their homes.

Fundraising ideas

Text giving

We can share codes so people can donate through text (SMS). Email us if you’d like a unique one for your fundraising.

Saying thank you

It may seem obvious but saying thanks to acknowledge donations no matter the size can make a big difference to your fundraiser.

Use pictures

Fundraisers with pictures on pages raise more donations, so it’d be great to get some pictures of you taking part / preparing for an event to share with your supporters.

Tell your story

Whether you are a single parent, raised by one or know single parents, tell your story in an authentic way. Your friends, family and other supporters will want to know why you’ve decided to seek donations for OPFS. Try to make it as personal as possible so it will resonate with donors.

See our existing single parent stories.

Setting a target

Did you know online fundraising pages with targets for donations raise over 40% more?

Sharing your fundraiser

Share your JustGiving / Facebook fundraising page where you can including your social media channels and WhatsApp to spread the word. Tag us in on your posts where you can!

Create a JustGiving fundraising page or Facebook fundraiser

You can create your own JustGiving fundraising page or Facebook fundraiser. See details on how to do this on Facebook.

It’s good to have some donations already on your page for when you start promoting it more publicly. People are also more likely to match donations made on the page already, so if you have some generous donations, it can help you reach your target.

Any questions? Have a fundraising idea? Get in touch with us, email donations@opfs.org.uk.

Donation page

OPFS has been working with and supporting single parent families for almost 80 years. During the COVID-19 crisis alone, we supported nearly 2,000 children by providing food, fuel and digital devices.

Donation to OPFS