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|Examples of Other Charities Using
Stamped Return Envelopes
Many charities have followed the lead of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and use stamps on the return envelopes provided to the donor. The continued widespread usages attest to the success of this fund raising technique.
Listed below are covers I've found from organizations using stamped return envelopes during US 32¢ rate period. I'm sure there must be other organizations and combinations of stamps used.
Because of the length and boring nature of such a list, I've only used general descriptions of the stamps. Drop me an e-mail if you would me to post an image of any cover or if you want the specific catalog numbers or plate numbers found on any of these covers.
All stamps are water activated coil stamps unless otherwise noted. Coil stamps are used because they can be mechanically affixed to envelopes whereas stamps from other formats must usually be affixed by hand... a much slower and usually more costly process.
One can gain an insight into the sophistication of various fund raising groups by comparing the stamps used to the stamps used by the DAV. DAV conducts continuing tests as to which combinations of stamps are most effective at bringing more/greater contributions. Generally DAV has found that the more stamps used the greater the returns. While some organizations use single stamps, which might be more effective for them, DAV always uses large multiples.
Any additional information on other such usages is most welcomed. I do have duplicates of some of these and would appreciate other examples.
|Religious groups especially seem
to favor the uses of stamped envelopes.
Catholic Truth International
Children's Mission Fund
Christian Appalachian Project
Christian Relief Services(Americans Helping Americans)
Christian Relief Services(Running Strong for American Indian Youth)
Companians of St Anthony(Conventual Franciscan Friars)
Help the Children
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Missions of Africa
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity
Perpetual Help Center
Red Cloud Indian School(Holy Rosary Mission)
St John of God Mission
St Labre Indian School
St Lawrence Seminary
Southwest Indian Foundation
World Compassion Link
from non-Religious Charities
American Brotherhood for the Blind
American Cancer Society
American Criminal Justice Center
American Indian Relief
American Institute for Cancer Research
American Lung Association
Arthritis Research Institute of America
Carroll Center for the Blind
Citizens Against Government Waste
Lincoln Institute for Research and Education
National Federation of the Blind
National Right to Life Committee, Inc
Paralyzed Veterans of American
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
School for Special Children
Simon Wiesenthal Center
World War II Veterans Committee