Most of the bills that come to my apartment have a bold line of text telling me to pay online, and save the money on postage. Yes, it makes sense, in this electronic world, to do that …right?
Some say yes (it saves money, saves paper, etc), some say no (it is hurting the USPS, real communication is dead, etc). Whichever side of the fence you are on, at some point or another, you are still buying stamps, right?
Next time you go to the post office, and each time after that, buy Breast Cancer Research stamps instead of the traditional stamps for sale at the counter. Regular stamps cost $0.44, the Fundraiser stamps are a little more at $0.55. Each stamp covers not only your 1st class postage for that envelope, but a bit extra toward Breast Cancer Research. From the linked website:
“To date, the stamp has raised over $54 million for breast cancer research. By law, 70 percent of the net amount raised is given to the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent is given to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense.”
The Breast Cancer Research stamp program began on June 29, 1998. Eleven years, and $54M toward breast cancer research…and all anyone had to do was pay a few cents more per stamp.
Don’t you think it’s worth it? Go ahead, buy some stamps. 🙂