|Date of Issue
|September 23, 2019
P + 10¢
|Canada Post Community Foundation - Frozen Treats
|Series Time Span
On the Canada Post Community Foundation OFDC, the text refers to a 10-cent donation from the sale of each OFDC. Because there are two stamps on each cover, the donation is in fact 20 cents.
Now in its eighth year, the annual issue for the Canada Post Community Foundation once again hopes to raise much-needed funding for grassroots and community-based organizations that provide life-changing services to children and youth. The extra dollar charged for each booklet of 10 stamps (and an extra 20¢ for each Official First Day Cover sold) goes directly to the Foundation, which has supported over 660 non-profit organizations since its creation. Thanks to the generosity of Canada Post’s customers, more than one million dollars was raised in 2018 alone, and Canada Post hopes to meet or exceed that amount this year for programs that have a positive impact on the lives of young Canadians.
The two-stamp issue, a first for Chad Roberts Design Ltd., is the work of creative director Chad Roberts, with illustrations by the studio’s senior designer, Joanna Todd. The colourful stamps – featuring whimsical frozen treats, strolling hand in
hand – kindle nostalgia for hot summer days and reminds us that growing up should be filled with sweet memories. It’s up to us to help make it that way.