In these days of metered mail, email, ubiquitous text messages, and precious few personal letters arriving in my mail box, I’ve become ever vigilant about scanning the daily delivery of stamped envelopes. I want to support the Holocaust Stamp Project and hope you will to. Charlotte Sheer, a teacher in Foxboro, MA plans to collect 11 million cancelled stamps to honor the innocent victims of genocide by Nazis during World War Two, lives that were “stamped out” and “cancelled ” from arrogance, ignorance, and prejudice. Foxboro students are learning more than history with this project; they are learning about the devastating results of bullying and discrimination. These issues remain relevant today, with increasing violence in schools and American society.
The project is gaining momentum. In 2012, after 3 years of collecting, the project had just over 950,000. In 2013, the project is close to breaking 2 million! With your help, it will. Don’t peel the stamps from your envelopes. Cut around them and mail to:
Holocaust Stamp Project
Foxborough Regional Charter School
131 Central Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
The project is tracking where the stamps came from; label your envelope Equitherapy.wordpress.com
Students sort the stamps like mosaics to create images. To see some of these pictures, visit