Tax receipt ‘backlog’ at Oxfam Canada

Oxfam Canada’s philatelic fundraising program, “Stamp Out Hunger,” recently donated $30,000 to the charity’s flagship project tackling the problems of violence against women and girls in Asia.

It was the stamp program’s most successful year, according to Bill Woodley, volunteer co-ordinator of the long-running fundraiser, which raises money through stamp auctions, mail orders and direct sales.

“This is the most we have ever raised in over 30 years of operation,” said Woodley, who added the charity also has “an overabundance of large tax receipt-able donations on hand that we need to process and sell.”

Until the backlog is eliminated, Oxfam Canada will accept no new tax receipt-able donations.

“We will continue to accept the hundreds of regular donations from individuals, organizations, churches and schools as we normally do, as long as they do not request a tax receipt. We will also process and provide receipts for all the tax receipt-able donations now on hand.”

If you wish to donate a large collection for a tax receipt, use the Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association to find a local dealer or auction house for assistance.

“Once our backlog is fully sold we will reassess our situation with respect to new tax receipt-able donations,” Woodley added.

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