Grant a Wish, Christmas appeal 2021

Last updated: 27/10/2021

I am really worried about the cost of Christmas. I feel very stressed about not having enough money to provide small gifts for my children

- Single parent, Glasgow

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Grant a wish, give a child a magical Christmas. 

Christmas should be a time to celebrate with our family and have fun together, but for some single parents and their children Christmas can be the hardest and loneliest time of the year.

This Christmas lets ensure that every child receives a present from Santa in a warm home with a hot meal.

With the rising costs of living and cuts to Universal Credit your donations for our Christmas Appeal are more important than ever before.

Your donation could help pay for: 

  • a fuel grant, to support families during current price hikes; 
  • a food voucher to let families celebrate Christmas together; 
  • a gift voucher to let children enjoy a magical Christmas.

I am really struggling financially. Do you have any fuel grants? Can you help with the cost of food? I am also struggling with my debt levels.

- Single parent, Dundee

Donate by text

You can also text GIVING to 70580 to donate to the Christmas appeal at the click of your phone screen.

  • To donate £5 text “GIVING 5”
  • To donate £10 text “GIVING 10”
  • To donate £20 text “GIVING 20”

You may be charged your standard network rate on top of the donation amount.

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Amazon Smile

Shopping online on AmazonSmile is a way of raising money for OPFS at no additional cost to you.

This is exactly the same as shopping normally at, but each time you buy an eligible product, Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) to a registered charity, at no extra expense to the customer or to the charity.

How to donate to OPFS through AmazonSmile:

  • Go to and login using your usual Amazon account details.
  • Choose One Parent Families Scotland from the charity options, before you begin shopping.
  • Do your shopping as usual and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OPFS.
  • You can also share that you have supported OPFS through AmazonSmile on social media after every purchase and inspire others to do the same.

AmazonSmile is also available to use on the Amazon Mobile App.

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You can also donate direct via Paypal here.

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Donate your spare change to OPFS effortlessly via the Sustainably app.