Old postage stamps put back to work for Development and Peace!

On Saturday, March 23rd, thousands of used stamps from around the world went back into circulation! Some 300 philatelists from the regions of Montreal and Québec City turned out at stamp sales that raised $7,758.90 for Development and Peace’s projects in South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

This original fundraising activity, which was a tremendous success, was made possible thanks to groups across the country who collected used stamps for Development and Peace, as well as stamp collectors who generously donated their collections. They should all be very proud, and rightly so, of their gesture of solidarity – a gesture that has resulted in donations which will enable the local partner organizations of Development and Peace to participate in building a more just world.

A hundred or so volunteers from Montreal and Québec City washed all the stamps given to Development and Peace, sorted them by country and arranged them in albums to offer them to stamp collectors at fundraising stamp sales. In Québec City, in addition to stamps, collectors were offered, in exchange for a donation, postcards, coins, sports cards, pins, buttons, religious images and small objects of devotion.

To donate stamps to Development and Peace, to organize a stamp collection in your community, to find out the schedule of activities for collectors or for more information on this event, please call the national office of Development and Peace in Montreal at (514) 257-8711 or the regional office for Eastern Quebec at (418) 683-9901. Toll Free: 1-888-234-8533.