So, why do charities collect used stamps? Since stamps are sold by weight, charities can turn old ones into funds to help their ongoing projects.
To send them over to a charity, just cut the stamp off the envelope, making sure to leave approximately 1cm envelope bordering the stamp, and post to the correct address.
With a lot of businesses and organizations struggling as a result of the ongoing pandemic – something as little as a postage stamp could be just what the charity organization close by you needs to survive!
Why do Charities Collect Used Stamps?
Charities collect used stamps and sell them to raise funds to run their humanitarian services. In most cases, charities will sell huge batches of used postage to dealers, who then sort through the batches and sell the best specimens on to collectors.
Whatever is left of the batch is then sold as crafts and arts. Which leads me on to my next suggestion.
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Where Can You Donate Stamps?
You can donate stamps to your nearest charity. To carry out a donation, simply go to any charity of your choice and you will find an address.
Almost every charity accepts all kinds of stamps including used or new, second or first class, fist day covers, foreign, albums or presentations pack. Be kind enough to double-check before posting them.
Not sure which ones to donate to? Some of the charities accepting stamps include:
- British Hedgehog Preservation Society
- Many Tears Animal Rescue
- CRY The Leprosy Mission
- Parkinson’s UK
- Batten Disease Family Association
- Kidney Care UK
- Stamp out MND