Single Parents’ Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1984. Following a petition set up by Janice Molgen and the organisation Parents Without Partners, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5166, bringing Single Parents’ Day into existence to be celebrated on 21st March each year.

In 2018, Single Parents’ Day was launched in the UK! Since then, Gingerbread has celebrated Single Parents’ Day by bringing attention to the plight of single parents and celebrating the amazing achievements of the nearly two million single parent families across the country.

It’s a day for single parents to reflect on and celebrate their achievements, for the world to show single parents how much they’re valued and for organisations like us to join in – and push for a more equal society, in which all families are on a level playing field, however many parents they have!

We love celebrating Single Parents’ Day each year!

Single Parents’ Day 2022

This year we’re really excited to have a brand new website dedicated to Single Parents’ Day with the history of the day, events to sign up to and graphics to share with friends and family.

Visit the website

What Single Parents’ Day Means to Me Blog

VIctoria Benson, CEO of Gingerbread and single mum to six children, has shared her thoughts on single parenting and why Single Parents’ Day matters.

Read more

Single Parents’ Day e-Cards

Rather than pay for the cost of a card and stamp, you can donate from as little as £1 to Gingerbread to help support the work we do and send an exclusively designed card by email to friends and family to let them know you are thinking of them on Single Parents’ Day.

Send an e-card

Single Parents’ Day T-Shirts and Hoodies

Buy a Single Parents’ Day branded t-shirt or hoodie and a proportion of the proceeds will go towards Gingerbread’s vital work.

Buy a t-shirt or hoddie

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