2019 YET ANOTHER GOOD YEAR FOR ‘SAMMY STAMP’
Thank you to all those in Tassie for their bags of stamps which we collect here at the Tassie UCA Office, sort (thanks Lorna) and then send to Victoria with those travelling to Melbourne. Sales of stamps like yours, helps Sammy Stamp to raise funds to help many worthy causes.
Due to the Corona Virus, Sammy Stamp are shutting down and packing so they can move to their new location in Brighton. Please continue to keep collecting stamps and sending to the Tassie Office.
Due to the continued support of church and community groups, individuals and businesses around Victoria, Tasmania and indeed Australia, we had another good sales result, whilst helping 14 causes (last year 18) with grants. Total sales reached $41,608 (last year $49,249).
Sales since 1977 now total $995,403 plus, with interest – $1,034,074. Thanks to the helpers from our pool of about 30 volunteers who come in to the church office to trim, sort and sell stamps to raise funds to support many worthy causes
Below is the list of grants approved during 2019 totalling $51,500.
Healesville UC – Develop school garden to supply food for pupils in Kenya $ 5,000
Uniting Vic/Tas – Christmas Share Appeal to assist disadvantaged people $ 5,000
Queenscliff-Point Lonsdale UC – Weekend programs for refugees $ 5,000
Mission Liaison Group – Transporting charitable goods overseas $ 5,000
Vanuatu Prevention of Blindness $ 5,000
NW Tas Regional UCAF Supporting Grandparents raising Grandchildren $ 5,000
Wentworth Co-op Parish – Heater for Youth and Community Centre $ 5,000
Church of All Nations, Carlton–Replacement fridge for food program $ 5,000
Uniting Vic/Tas – Building a Fresh Start Together – Winter Appeal $ 5,000
Mercy Works (Sisters of Mercy)–Drum Ovens/cooking lessons etc PNG $ 5,000
Nat Council of Churches–Aid projects in Pakistan/India, Ethiopia, Vanuatu $ 5,000
UnitingWorld-Projects in India, Timor Leste, Zimbabwe, Eastern Himalayas $ 5,000
Frontier Services – Fill a tank for Bush Chaplains supporting outback people $ 5,000
Highfield Rd, Canterbury UC-Kondanani Zambia-Feminine Hygiene kits for
School pupils $ 5,000
Total of grants since 1977 – $980,693
Allan Clark, Convenor