There are several opportunities for OSU students, faculty, staff and administrators to get involved and help promote United Way. The best way to help United Way of Payne is to get involved: Attend an event, volunteer, make a donation, share information through Facebook, Twitter or even your regular email correspondence.
The tools on this page are here to help OSU Captains and Coordinators run a successful campaign in your department. If you have questions or need additional information, contact United Way at 405-377-2161.
EVENT IDEAS, PLANNING & MORE
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We want to help you plan. Please reach out to us at 405-377-2161 or email@example.com. We can create online giving pages, such as taking credit card payments, for events, raffles, silent auctions and more.
For any events hosted by United Way and/or using United Way’s tax ID, products or services offered as prizes may not include firearms and ammunition; tobacco products; adult entertainment; gambling/gaming items; and/or cannabis/marijuana products.
For One-Time Sales - Use OSU Pay United Way Page
To collect simple credit card donations for an event like a raffle, bake sale, Taco Tuesday or if you are selling items in-person, please sign up for the OSU Pay United Way page at the link below. United Way will need 2 to 3 business days to add your fundraiser to a dropdown menu on the OSU Pay United Way page to attribute credit card donations to your event.
Once you complete the form and your fundraiser is added to the OSU Pay United Way page, you will be emailed a PDF flyer with a QR code that donors can scan to enter their credit card payment and attribute it to your event.
For Special Fundraisers - Request a Custom Donation Form
To collect credit card donations for fundraisers like voting contents, auctions, etc., please request a custom donation form from United Way. To request a form, please contact the United Way at 405-377-2161 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include all pertinent details for your event. For custom credit card donation forms, United Way will need 7-10 business days to process your request.
☐ CHECK AHEAD: Before you set a date, time and location, check the OSU United Way calendar at www.unitedwaypaynecounty.org/osu-campaign-events and the OSU calendar for conflicts.
☐ RESERVE SPACE/VENUE
☐ SHARE THE WORD: Email your event name, date, time, location, flier and a short description to email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure your event is added to the OSU United Way calendar, OSU calendar of events, linked on United Way of Payne County social media as well as OSU Headlines.
☐ SET UP PAYMENT: If you need a credit card donation page for your event, please see the instructions above.
☐ TELL PEOPLE: Email employees in your area, post fliers (requires approval from Campus Life), chalk (requires approval from Campus Life),invite friends on Facebook (United Way of Payne County can create a Facebook event if you like), post to unit/department/college website.
☐ HOST THE EVENT: Take pictures, share them on social media and tag United Way of Payne County on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
☐ MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT promptly after the event. Fundraisers should be listed on the deposit form. See the Deposit Procedures at www.unitedwaypaynecounty.org/osu.
Partner Agency Spotlights - Copy the story links below and share in emails or social media
Partner Agency Social Media Shorts:
4 Kids & Community
American Red Cross
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Partner Agency Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters (copy to share link or download)
CASA for Kids
Casa for Kids (copy to share link or download)
Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
Girls Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma Host Camp Sylvia Stapley (copy to share link or download)
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Partner Agency Spotlight: Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (copy to share link or download)
Life Adult Day Center
Mission of Hope
Payne County Drug Court
Payne County Youth Services
Partner Agency Spotlight: Payne County Youth Services (copy to share link or download)
The Saville Center for Child Advocacy
Partner Agency Spotlight: The Saville Center for Child Advocacy (copy to share link or download)
The Salvation Army of Stillwater
Partner Agency Spotlight: The Salvation Army of Stillwater (copy to share link or download)
Stillwater Community Health Center
Partner Agency Spotlight: Stillwater Community Health Center (copy to share link or download)
Stillwater Group Homes
Stillwater Habitat for Humanity
Stillwater Interfaith Counseling Center
Partner Agency Spotlight: Stillwater Interfaith Counseling Center (copy to share link or download)
Stillwater Literacy Council
Partner Agency Spotlight: Stillwater Literacy Council (copy to share link or download)
Stillwater Mobile Meals
Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services
Download and attach the following documents or copy the links into emails, or print for dissemination.
United Way Impact Fliers
Partner Agency Impact Fliers
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
- Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
- Mission of Hope Homeless Shelter
- Payne County Youth Services
- Stillwater Group Homes
- Stillwater Habitat for Humanity
- Stillwater Mobile Meals
- Stillwater YMCA
- Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services
- Combined Flier
Like the United Way of Payne County Facebook page and suggest your friends do the same. Through this page, you can get updates on the campaign news and upcoming events, while interacting with other UWPC supporters.
Instagram & Twitter
If you have a personal or company Instagram or Twitter account, please follow us on Instagram (@unitedwaypaynecounty) and Twitter (@UWPayneCounty), and tag us in news about OSU and UWPC. Include the words "United Way," "United We Thrive Campaign" or the hashtags #UnitedWeThrive #LiveUnited in your tweet if you want it to appear in our search feed.