Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp out hunger 2016

Saturday, May 14, marks the 24th anniversary of America’s largest-single day of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, Valpak, United Way, AFL-CIO, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and other partners.

Currently, 48 million Americans, including one in five children, are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Studies have shown that lack of adequate nutrition affects cognitive and behavioral development in children.

In 2015, over 71 million pounds of food was collected by Postal carriers nationally, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Over the course of the 23-year history, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected well over one billion pounds of food.

To participate in this year’s drive, leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by the mailbox on Saturday, May 14. Your carrier will make sure it reaches a pantry for those in need.

Shipper Contributes to Higher Education

Shipper contributes to higher education

Many individuals and corporations donate resources annually to support higher education. Such generosity helps ensure that the youth of today has a good chance at a bright future. For one shipping company, a special type of donation has helped expand student training beyond what can be learned in a traditional classroom.

FedEx has been in the process of decommissioning its Boeing 727 aircraft fleet for some time. The multi-year process replaces the aging craft with more spacious, fuel efficient models. As the company drops the 727s from their fleet, it has donated a large number of them to schools and other organizations for training purposes.

The donated aircraft provide students with hands-on training that goes beyond what can be learned exclusively in a classroom setting.

What other types of equipment do you think could be donated by corporations to improve student education?

The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign

It’s time for the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season. This is the only opportunity for charitable organizations to solicit federal employees for donations in the workplace.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the CFC program. Since its inception, the campaign has received more than $7 billion in employee donations to thousands of charities across the world.

Last year, federal employees donated $272.7 million to the many charitable programs participating in the campaign. The deadline to submit contribution forms is December 15, 2012.

Do you think the program should be expanded to include participation by other groups such as state and local government employees?

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