Clubs & Organizations

1967 5¢ Search for Peace, Lions International
July 5, 1967

Search for Peace Stamp & Essay Contest

On July 5, 1967, the US Post Office issued a 5¢ stamp honoring the 50th anniversary of Lions International as well as a special contest hosted by the organization.

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1980 15¢ Emily Bissell
May 31, 1861

Birth of Emily Bissell

Emily Perkins Bissell was born on May 31, 1861, in Wilmington, Delaware. Bissell was a noted social worker and activist, best known as the creator of America’s Christmas Seals program that raised money to fight tuberculosis.

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1931 2¢ Red Cross Issue
May 21, 1881

Birth of American Red Cross 

On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton established the American Red Cross.  With locations in every US state and territory, it’s grown to become one of the most recognizable crisis response organizations in the country. 

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1982 20¢ Aging Together
May 1, 1963

First Older Americans Month

On May 1, 1963, the US observed its first Senior Citizens Months, later renamed Older Americans Month. Since its inception, it has been a time to raise awareness of issues facing older Americans as well as honor their contributions to our nation.

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1949 3¢ Grand Army of the Republic
April 6, 1866

Grand Army of the Republic

On April 6, 1866, in Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Benjamin F. Stephenson founded the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) to bring together Civil War veterans.  The GAR provided veterans with support and camaraderie and was influential in the creation of Memorial Day and more…

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2001 34¢ Diabetes Awareness
April 2, 1940

American Diabetes Association

On April 2, 1940, the Committee for the Establishment of a National Diabetes Association was formed, paving the way for the creation of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Today it’s one of the top non-profit charity organizations in the country.

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1955 8¢ Rotary International
February 23, 1905

Rotary Club Founded

On February 23, 1905, the Rotary Club was founded in Chicago, Illinois.  Since then, its grown into an international service organization spreading goodwill and understanding around the world.

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1982 13¢ Kitten and Puppy stamp
November 22, 1954

The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States was established on November 22, 1954, in Wilmington, Delaware as the National Humane Society. It’s the largest animal protection organization in the world with over seven million members.

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1948 3¢ Juliette Gordon Low
October 31, 1860

Birth of Juliette Low

Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon was born on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. She brought the Girls Guides to the US, which later became the Girl Scouts.

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