Holocaust Stamp Project

before Forever stamps.....back when letters cost .32 to mail

before Forever stamps…..back when letters cost .32 to mail

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
jdroste@foxboroughrcs.org

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

http://www.foxboroughrcs.org/students-families/frcs-holocaust-stamp-project/

Holocaust Stamp Project

Holocaust Stamp Project

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8 comments on “Holocaust Stamp Project

  1. Reblogged this on Ask Monarch: Straight Talk from the Horse's Mouth and commented:

    Please participate. Help raise awareness about the devastation caused from ignorance and prejudice. Monarch thanks you.

  2. Mary Lonar says:

    What a great project Cheri, thanks for letting me know. I will save all my stamps. Pete saves them for collecting, so I will try and get some of his as well. mary

  3. Ranchodevizcaya says:

    Thanks for sharing, I will do this.

    Sent from my iPad

  4. Cheri,

    MANY THANKS for publicizing the Holocaust Stamps Project here on your site.
    You and your readers may be interested to know that as the end of the school year approaches the total number of trimmed and counted stamps has surpassed 2,900,000 and is getting very close to 3 million! This is a 200% increase in donations just in the past year, as it took three years to collect the first one million (2009-April,2012).

    Please note the corrected website address> htp://foxboroughrcs.org/students-families/student-life/frcs-holocaust-stamps-project/

    Stamps will continue to be accepted for quite awhile, including throughout the summer, as the goal of 11 million stamps to honor 11 million lives lost in the Holocaust is a gargantuan task!

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