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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Click here to view or download our list of In-Person & Virtual Event Ideas.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com. 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
Payne County Youth Services Provides Suicide Prevention
Wings of Hope a Place of Safety, Security and Shelter
CASA Provides a Voice For Kids
Big Brothers Big Sisters Empowers Youth
Partner Agency Social Media Shorts:
Meet Mission of Hope Homeless Shelter (copy to share link or download)
Girls Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma host Camp Sylvia Stapley (copy to share link or download)
Stillwater Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build (copy to share link or download)
4 Kids & Community Packs Food Boxes for Those in Need (copy to share link or download)
Download and attach the following documents or copy the links into emails, or print for dissemination.
United Way Fast Facts & Talking Points
United Way Impact Fliers
- Payne County-wide Impact
- Cushing Impact
- Perkins Impact - Coming soon!
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
Partner Agency Directory & Contacts - Coming soon!
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.
If you would like a Facebook event created on the United Way of Payne County page, be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.