‘Tis the Season for holiday cards and packages. Many of those envelopes and wrappers will have postage stamps on them. You can do something that will help our veterans, some disabled, some who are recovering or convalescing from service-related injuries in VA hospitals or rehabilitation facilities. This is something that will cost you no cash, just a little bit of your time.
What Can You Do?
Save those postage stamps and donate them to Stamps for the Wounded (SFTW). SFTW is a 501(c)(3) charity, that has been helping service men and women avoid boredom and isolation by providing an activity that can keep them engaged and mentally active, even if bedridden.
If you take a minute or two to save postage stamps from your incoming mail, you can help make a difference in someone’s life. Details are on that web site.
Post Update : April 2021
Since creating this post, I started volunteering with SFTW and I set up a web site for SFTW. All the information in this post is superceded by that web site. However, I will accept donations, delivered in-person, to my home in Bethesda, that I will take to the warehouse and get sent out to vets. This can save you some money in postage. Because I work as a volunteer for the organization, I can’t provide informal appraisals of Fair Market Value (FMV) of donations as I had in the past.