Many of us, at one time or another in our lives, have collected stamps or have known someone who has collected stamps. Stamp collecting certainly ranks among the most popular and most well-known types of collecting in the world.
But many organisations collect stamps for an entirely different reason - to raise money for their work, or the work of affiliates overseas.
Our Community has compiled the following list of organisations which accept stamps in order to raise funds. If you have some stamps you wish to donate to these groups, contact them beforehand to check on their requirements and capacities.
About :The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia's largest breastfeeding information and support service and is recognised worldwide as an authority on breastfeeding management. ABA supports and encourages women who wish to breastfeed or provide breastmilk for their babies and advocates to raise community awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and human milk to child and maternal health. Services include membership for both mothers and health professionals, a 24-hour Breastfeeding Helpline, local support groups, antenatal classes and numerous print and digital resources. You will find a wealth of information for both parents and for health professionals on their website.
Donate : Stamps can be donated to ABA Vic Branch office. Contact Details:
About :Bayley House is a non-profit organisation which provides a variety of services to adults with an intellectual disability. Services include an Accommodation Service which provides ongoing supported accommodation to over 40 people as well as short term respite. The Day Service offers a range of programs and opportunities that develop skills, foster greater independence and support clients to reach their goals.
Donate : Stamps can be donated to Bayley House at their Brighton offices. Contact Details:
About : Global Interaction is the missions arm of the Baptist Union of Victoria.
Donate : Stamps can be donated via Global Interaction's Hawthorn office. Contact Details:
Address : PO Box 273, HAWTHORN, VIC, 3122
Phone : (03) 9819 4944
Email : email@example.com
Website : http://www.buv.com.au/Ministries/GlobalInteraction.aspx
About : Guide Dogs Tasmania looks after the training of guide dogs so that they can serve people without sight, or who are vision impaired.
Donate : Stamps can be donated to Guide Dogs Tasmania via the address below. Contact Details:
Address : PO Box 82 NORTH HOBART, TAS 7002
Phone : (03) 6232 1222
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.guidedogstas.com.au
About : The Foundation is the official fundraising arm of the Flinders Medical Centre - a public teaching hospital and medical school which also conducts pioneering research work.
Donate : Stamps can be donated to the Foundation at the address below. Contact Details:
Address : Flinders Drive, BEDFORD PARK, SA, 5042
Phone : (08) 8204 5216
Website : http://www.flinders.sa.gov.au/fmcfoundation/
About : A fun way to assist us and involve your work colleagues, family and friends is collecting good used stamps, package in a large envelope and send to Annette Smith, Kidney Health Australia, GPO Box 9993, Melbourne Vic 3001
About : Knights of the Southern Cross is a Catholic-based organisation which, as part of their role, conduct and support educational, charitable, religious and social welfare work.
Donate : Stamps can be donated to the Knights via many larger Catholic churches. Contact Details:
Contact your local Catholic church or diocese for more information on donating.
About : Stamps for Missions is a fundraising program overseen by the LCA Youth Department ,with stamps collected raising money for overseas projects. Stamps, postmarks, mail, postcards, and phone cards
Donate : Stamps can be donated to LCA's National office in Adelaide. Contact Details:
Address : 197 Archer Street, NORTH ADELAIDE, SA, 5006
Phone : 08 8267 7300
Email : email@example.com
Website : http://www.lca.org.au/
About : For over 25 years, Global Concern has been providing opportunities for disadvantaged communities to create for themselves a better way of life through education, health care, vocational training and micro enterprise. Our income creation systems empower people to escape from poverty and gain economic independence. Every Home Global Concern is accredited with the Australian Government AusAID .
Donate : Stamps can be donated to Global Concern's New South Wales office. Contact Details:
Address : PO Box 168, PENSHURST, NSW, 2222
Phone : (02) 9570 8211
Website : http://www.globalconcern.org.au/index.shtml
About : The Uniting Church Adult Fellowship (UCAF) has been collecting stamps under their Sammy Stamp program for more than 30 years. The program sees money raised for the UCAF's Special Needs Fund, and involves the collection of not only used stamps, but Met tickets as well.
Donate : Stamps can be donated to the Uniting Church in Victoria using the following contact details.
Address : UCAF Office, 4th Floor, 130 Little Collins Street, MELBOURNE, VIC, 3000.
Phone : (03) 9251 5255
Email : David.Wang@victas.uca.org.au
Website : http://wr.victas.uca.org.au/commission-for-mission/ucaf/sammy-stamp/
About: Lone Girl Guides deliver the Girl Guide program to girls who for various reasons cannot attend a normal unit. They may be remote, have medical challenges or have other clashing commitments. Funds raised are used sending newsletters and resources to these girls.
Donate: Please mail in donations of stamps.
Address: Lone Guides, Guides Queensland, P.O. Box 739, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006 OR Lone Guides, Girl Guides South Australia, 63 Beulah Rd, Norwood, SA 5067
Phone: (07) 3252 3061 (Qld) OR (08) 8418 0900 (S.A.)
If you want your details listed, please provide them in the same format as above and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org