Postage stamps support charity

The Christmas season is one of the most important for fundraising to support cancer patients.

Cancelled stamps are valuable to the Order of the Eastern Star in their support of cancer patients.

Cancelled stamps are valuable to the Order of the Eastern Star in their support of cancer patients.

Save those stamps!

As the Christmas cards start arriving in the mail it is a good time to remember the Order of the Eastern Star collects cancelled stamps, which are then sold to collectors to raise funds for cancer research or to provide cancer dressings free of charge to anyone in the province.

In the West Boundary, cancelled stamps may be dropped off at Race Trac Gas in Greenwood, at The Spot in Midway, or phone Francine Stringer at 250-445-6734 for more information.

They take both cancelled stamps and postcards; though they ask that the postcards not be cut up as it diminishes the value. It is also best if the entire postmark is left intact on the envelope.

The local Chapter, Evangeline #31, was instituted in 1922 at Grand Fork and members travel from Greenwood, Midway, Montrose, Nelson and Rock Creek for a monthly meeting.

The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization, for men and women, in the world.