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Used-stamps help kids
Bowen Islanders can donate used postage stamps--foreign stamps are particularly appreciated-- to Save the Children Canada by giving them to the post office on Bowen. From there they are sent to Save the Children and then sold to dealers. In October $165 was raised from the sale of stamps, this money received a matching 3 to 1 grant, and went to support a project in Burkina Faso. In December a smaller number of stamps raised $85 which was again matched 3 to 1 and was used to give micro loans to women.