I’ve been discussing a new idea with my local stamp club leadership and we plan to try something new starting with our next club show. This might be something other clubs could do so I thought sharing the idea here might be fruitful.
We are going to take donations from all our members of bags of kiloware remainders and overstocked duplicates and make up grab bags. Every child who attends will be given a big bag of stamps plus one for each of the first 50 families who attend or so depending on how much material we receive. We will advertise the free gift on show flyers to act as an incentive to attend.
I volunteered to assemble the grab bags. It is a good job for me because I can do it at home (I’m often homebound due to illness).
Many American charities no longer accept on paper donations and some material is a bit too collectible to turn into Holocaust Project artwork so this might be a good use for all of those bags of stamps. It also has the beauty of avoiding shipping expenses because you can hand deliver material when you attend club meetings. And - if we encourage and nurture the next generation of collectors we ALL win!
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