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Save the children charity stamp

Save the children charity stamp
Sweden Post is making a serious commitment to social responsibility by issuing a charity stamp every year. The first beneficiary is Save the Children.

Breve Danmark has issued annual charity stamps since 1959. As part of Posten Norden’s efforts to expand the reach of its corporate responsibility, the Swedish organisation will also begin to offer charity stamps.

The stamps, which are for domestic letters, will be sold in ten-stamp booklets at a cost of SEK 70, of which SEK 10 will be donated to a charity. This year’s charity stamp will be available for purchase starting March 24.

Save the Children, which is the first beneficiary, will receive its donation in January 2012.
“There are a lot of people out there who are dedicated to supporting humanitarian projects. I am proud that Posten Norden, via both its daily operations and the annual charity stamp, will be able to help even more people make a contribution,” says Lars G. Nordström, President and CEO of Posten Norden.

The charity stamp provides Sweden Post with the opportunity to work closely with organizations that are making the world a better place. The new stamp will also provide a more consistent and clearer structure for handling the large number of requests from organizations that would like to be featured on a stamp.

For Save the Children, Posten Norden’s commitment is very important. Funds raised from the sale of the charity stamp will be used to help children in conflict- and catastrophe-stricken countries to read and write.

Title: Save the children charity stamp
Date of Issue: 24 March 2011
Country: Sweden
Denominations: SEK 70 x 2

Source: www.posten.se

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