Letters to the Editor

Put your used stamps and Campbell’s labels to good use.

Dear Editor,

Shortly after the Zion United Church Women (UCW) folded and decided Campbell’s labels and used postage stamps would no longer be collected, The Equality Project manager contacted me.

She didn’t like the idea of these two projects ending after 30 years. We talked at length about them, and about the purpose of each and other details.

There are now two containers inside the front door of The Equality Project clubhouse at 1260 Stage Road, Cache Creek, on the membership table. The clubhouse is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every week.

Campbell’s labels cover much more than just soup. The company also makes V8 products and Prego sauces, to name just a couple. Read the fine print on your labels to learn who makes the products! The Campbell’s broth boxes are excluded, as we have no means to sterilize them.

Why save the labels and used postage stamps?

The labels help Christian schools to buy equipment (projectors, video items, and sports items, to name a few) and other things, such as field trips not covered by their funding. The labels are sold back to Campbell’s, and the proceeds are forwarded to Christian schools who apply for assistance through the program (the Christian School in Kamloops benefits from local labels).

The labels need to be complete, with no rips or tears, especially in the name Campbell’s or on the label’s bar code. This requirement is stipulated by Campbell’s.

The stamps are forwarded to The Canadian Bible Society in Vancouver, which sells them to stamp dealers; the money realized buys Bibles for prisoners.

The stamps should have ¼ inch of paper around them (yes, some are placed at the very top or side edge of the envelope, but do the best you can). This requirement is requested by the stamp dealers.

More than once the UCW received a letter of thanks from a prisoner for helping to turn their life around.

Reta Robertson

Cache Creek, B.C.



editorial@accjournal.ca

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