Grassroots organizations across the country will receive support to assist in community based initiatives for children
OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 21, 2020 /CNW/ – The Canada Post Community Foundation today announced that approximately $1.3 million was raised for grants to groups that help children in communities across Canada.
The Canada Post Community Foundation raises money through the sale of a special stamp issued annually. The stamp that will raise funds for distribution in 2021 goes on sale today.
In addition to the annual stamp issue, the Foundation raises funds through a five-week in-store campaign to solicit point-of-sale donations from customers and a year-round employee payroll donation program. In previous years, retail locations across Canada held local fundraising events. However, in lieu of events during COVID-19, customers and the public are encouraged to donate online at www.canadapost.ca/community to protect the safety of employees and our customers. All funds go to organizations that operate in the province or territory in which they were raised.
Over the past nine years, the Foundation has granted nearly $9 million to hundreds of initiatives across Canada. They include literacy and language programs, youth outreach services, gender and sexual diversity programs, arts and recreation projects, special education programs, childhood health programs, anti-bullying initiatives, mentoring programs and many others. The 2020 grant recipients will be announced in October.
About the Foundation
Established in 2012, the Canada Post Community Foundation for Children provides grants to Canadian schools, charities and organizations in an effort to make a difference in the lives of children in our communities.
About the stamp issue
The 2020 Canada Post Community Foundation stamp issue by Vancouver’s Subplot Inc., features an illustration by Isabelle Arsenault that depicts a diverse community of animals living peacefully in a bountiful tree. It reminds us that, despite our differences, we have the power to come together, live in harmony and enrich each other’s lives.
The stamp, in a booklet of 10, and Official First Day Cover, cancelled in Ottawa. Ont. are available at canadapost.ca/shop.
SOURCE Canada Post