Stamps supporting causes in public interest


supporting causes

The first "discretionary" semipostal stamp has raised more than $1 million for research into a cure for Alzheimer's disease since it was issued in 2017. More than 8.3 million Alzheimer's stamps have been sold to date.

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Supporting causes in the public interest

Semipostal stamps are First-Class Mail stamps sold at a price above the cost of a regular stamp and raise funds for designated causes.

The second “discretionary” semipostal stamp, Healing PTSD, issued in 2019, to help raise funds for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. More than 9.6 million stamps have been sold to date, raising more than $962,000.

In addition to these new discretionary semipostal stamps, previously issued semipostal stamps support funds designated by Congress. They are: Breast Cancer Research (1998), Heroes of 2001 (2002), Stop Family Violence (2003) and Save Vanishing Species (2011).