Used Stamps

Purpose: Collect used postage stamps to raise funds for special programs.
Since commencing in 1991, this project has raised almost $90,000 to support a range of projects for people in need.

Beneficiaries of Stamp Sales

The proceeds from the sale of USED POSTAGE STAMPS will be directed to the DG Family Project, Books For Kids.

Our Rotary DG Family Project Books for Kids Campaign aims to identify and fund primary schools in Victoria’s South Eastern and Yarra Ranges suburbs that will benefit from being on the Books in Homes program.

The District 9810 Rotary Family project in 2019-20 will focus on:

  • contributing to helping overcome generational poverty,
  • enhancing the chances of success in early education,
  • opening up options, choices and potential in later life, and
  • making a difference within our local communities.

Rotary District 9810 together with Books in Homes will provide books-of-choice to children living in the local communities of District 9810 in disadvantaged and low socioeconomic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong achievement.

The books are top quality and brand new, curated for the program by the Books in Homes Book Selection Committee, made up of authors, illustrators, educators, and parents.

For further information, view our Books for Kids project info sheet or visit the Books In Homes website.
We are not asking for $$ DOLLARS $$ – just your USED POSTAGE STAMPS.
Please help us support the Books For Kids project - it won’t cost you one cent!

Collecting Stamps

The simple act of saving and recycling something small will bring major changes to the lives of others. Please ask all friends, family and colleagues to be involved in our “Philatelic Garbology”.

Where to deliver the Stamps

All stamps can be taken to the quarterly presidents’ meetings for collection. Other drop off points are through Rotarians Patrick Hartley & Brian Foley.

However, if your club does take up the challenge and you are able, a monthly return would be most helpful as this will spread the workload.

How to sort the Stamps

If stamps can be sorted into the categories below, this again would lessen the workload. However, Carrol is still happy to receive the stamps whichever way they come.

1. Low value – up to $1.00 – on single paper with 2cm border

2. High value – $2.00 and above – on double paper with 2cm border

3. International stamps

4. Stamp albums should be left intact to protect the stamps


Enquiries to…

Camille Rogers on 9509 2421 or email

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