Canada post issued special fund raising stamp for Canada Post Community Foundation which works for the brighter future of Canadian children and youth.
A new semi-postal fundraising stamp depicts the power of storytelling and the freedom to pretend.
The stamp is designed by Context Creative’s Lionel Gadoury and illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay.
In an imaginary tent formed by a bed sheet, one youngster reads to another, demonstrating that a rich imagination should be part of every child’s life.
Canada Post Community Foundation
The Canada Post Community Foundation’s vision is to ensure children in Canada are happy, healthy and surrounded by a community that supports and cares for them.
The organization’s vision is to make a positive impact in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children.
A one-dollar donation from each booklet sold – and 10 cents from each Official First Day Cover (OFDC) – go directly to the Canada Post Community Foundation, which delivers a brighter future to Canadian children and youth.
Funds raised through stamp sales, along with generous donations from customers and employees, have allowed the Foundation to grant $4 million to 325 community projects since 2013.
Earlier in 2015, the Foundation handed almost $1.2 million to 107 community initiatives, including a summer camp for young people with special needs, teen mental-health support and crisis counselling, specialized equipment for children with severe disabilities, homework help, playgrounds, and breakfast and literacy programs.
Title: Canada Post Community Foundation Fund raising stampof Canadian children
Date of Issue: 28 September 2015
Denominations: Permanent™ (domestic rate) + 10¢ donation
Source: Canada Post