The newly-formed Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health reached its 2008 $1 million fundraising goal. Fundraising activities began in earnest following the announcement of the Foundation's creation last June.
"The generosity and the spirit of giving of Canada Post employees and the public have made this campaign an incredible success story that has surpassed anyone's expectations," said Moya Greene, President and CEO. "We are very proud to have reached our $1 million goal so quickly. To everyone who participated or donated, we offer our heartfelt thanks."
Funds were raised a number of ways, including the sale of a special commemorative postage stamp, $1 donations at post office counters across the country and donations from Canada Post's customers and suppliers. The mental health stamp remains available at post offices nationwide; each booklet sold generates $1 for the Foundation. This initiative has already contributed $250,000 to Foundation. Additionally, donations can be made online anytime at canadapostfoundation.ca.