There are times when you need a little push in order to soar.
This is precisely what internationally acclaimed art director Andrew Lewis was thinking when he created the small colourful birds that adorn this year’s semi-postal fundraising stamps for the Canada Post Community Foundation.
The stamps’ release, which is slated for Sept. 26, will mark the first time Canada Post has issued two differently coloured versions of the same stamp design for the Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign. Five of each stamp are included in the booklet of 10 stamps. Another first was the decision to issue two official first-day covers.
The 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 $1.2 million in funding to grassroots and community-based child and youth organizations across the country. Over the past four years, the Foundation has contributed approximately $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.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
In a recent editorial, columnist Bret Evans said semi-postal issues serve to help communities across Canada.