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Postal Service unveils new social awareness stamps

Press Release:


COLUMBUS, GA– The U.S. Postal Service will unveil the 2010 social awareness stamp subject – Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet locally at the PAWS Humane, Inc., located at 4900 Milgen Road (next to Cooper Creek Park), on May 8 at 11:00 am. The Postmaster of Columbus, Barbara King, joined with Executive Director Bob Robbins of the PAWS Humane, Inc., will unveil the stamp. The U.S. Postal Service began issuing social awareness stamps in the 1950's.  They've been issued on a regular basis since 1970 and have included a wide variety of social awareness subjects.  This year, the subject is Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet, and the Postal Service wanted to work with individuals and organizations passionate about the subject that could assist in generating and increasing awareness nationwide. The goal is to increase public awareness of the problem and to promote humane and responsible pet care. The Columbus Postal Service partnered with PAWS Humane, Inc. to officially unveil the stamp as part of their celebration of ‘Be Kind to Animals Week' with a Kind Kids Day event on Saturday filled with food & drinks, tours of the shelter, kid-friendly games & activities, "what being kind to animals means to me" art contest, and even something special for moms.

The Postal Retail Mobile van will be on site for anyone that wants to purchase the Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps.  Buy a book of stamps on sit and receive 10% off any one item from the PAWS Retail Store.  Please visit www.stampstotherescue.org  for additional information relating to the stamps.

Source: United States Postal Service

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