Funds raised go directly to children's charities and programs in
communities across the country
OTTAWA, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada Post launched its 2012 Community
Foundation for Children fundraising campaign in Toronto today by
unveiling a semi-postal stamp. The new stamp—available in post offices
across the country—will carry a 10-cent surcharge that goes directly to
the work of the Foundation. Canadians will also be asked to support the
Foundation's fundraising efforts by making a donation with their
The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children will focus on
supporting children's charities and school programs—including
organizations that provide mental health initiatives aimed at youth.
Overall, Canada Post hopes to develop an engaging connection with
children's causes in every community in the nation.
"For decades, our employees and our company have been helping
generations through our Santa Letter-writing program and other
children-related initiatives. With our Foundation, we want to continue
having a positive effect in the lives of children and families across
the country," says Deepak Chopra, Canada Post's President and CEO.
The stamp design focuses on a circle of children's hands. The
multi-coloured hands represent the diversity and breadth of the need to
help children's charities. The heart represents the generosity of
Canadians investing in the future of Canada.
44 non-profit groups receive grants
The Foundation also revealed the names of the 44 non-profit community
groups that are the recipients of more than $2 million raised in last
year's fundraising efforts.
"The Canada Post Community Foundation is part of an incredible
organization that connects people across Canada," says Sharon Wood,
President & CEO, Kids Help Phone. "And now those connections will be
even stronger thanks to this gift, which will ensure that children,
teens, and young adults throughout the country will continue to have
access to Kids Help Phone's professional counsellors no matter the
time, or the problem. Strong, healthy kids contribute to strong,
healthy communities. With this grant from the Foundation, we can
continue to make youth mental health and well-being a priority in
urban, rural, and remote communities everywhere in Canada."
About the Canada Post Community Foundation
The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children's vision is to help
ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and part of a community
that supports and cares for them. Its mission is to have a positive
effect in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves
by supporting registered charities, school programs or local
initiatives that benefit children. To learn more about the Foundation,
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SOURCE: Canada Post
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