New Issue: Community Foundation semi-postal stamps

Today, Canada Post issued its annual semi-postal stamps in support of the Canada Post Community Foundation.

The colourful stamps, which feature illustrations of cats, are available in booklets of 10 Permanent domestic-rate stamps. They were designed by internationally recognized Canadian art director and graphic designer Andrew Lewis, of Andrew Lewis Design, in green and pink. A $1 surcharge on each booklet is a direct donation to the Canada Post Community Foundation, which supports local and national non-profit groups that work to deliver a brighter future for Canada’s children and youth. Official first-day covers (OFDCs) are also available in pink and green.

“These purrfectly friendly felines may be spending the last hot days of summer lounging around – but it’s all for a good cause,” wrote Jim Phillips, Canada Post director of stamp services, in the latest issue of Details.

“The extra $1 you pay for a booklet of 10 stamps goes directly to the Foundation, which funds early literacy programs, youth crisis lines, camps for children living with serious illnesses and more initiatives.”

Official first-day covers are available in green and pink.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Canada Post Community Foundation provides funding to local and national non-profit groups dedicated to serving the needs of children and youth. The extra dollar paid by customers for each booklet goes directly to the Foundation, which recently awarded $1.1 million in funding to grassroots and community-based child and youth organizations across the country. An additional $1.1 million will be awarded this month.

The stamps are available across the country today.

Over the past four years, the foundation has contributed about $5 million in assistance to libraries, breakfast programs, anti-bullying initiatives, sports clubs, and other programs and organizations, including Kids Help Phone, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

For more information, visit canadapost.ca.

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