The Jewish War Veterans of the USA operates the Recreation and Rehabilitation Therapy Stamp Program throughout the year.
Our many Posts in states across the country, collect predominantly used American and foreign postage stamps, on or off-paper, from business firms, organizations, institutions, and individuals. The stamps are packaged in US Post Office “priority mail” boxes and sent to Veterans Administration Medical Centers and Clinics where recreation and rehabilitation therapy programs are conducted. These stamps are shared among the hospitalized veterans who then soak them from paper and attach them to objects for decorative purposes. These disabled veterans then display these objects in their hospital room or send them home with family members.
In addition, this program provides stamp collecting starter kits to youngsters visiting overnight at any of the 59 Fisher House family domicile facilities around the country. These kits include a package of US and foreign stamps, a paperback postage stamp album, hinges with which to attach the stamps in the album, a magnifier, and a pamphlet about stamp collecting. Boys and girls may take these products home to continue their collecting after their visit to the hospital concludes.
Stamps may be sent to JWV Program chair Michael Corbett, 6981 Castlemaine Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33437