Stampin' Up! Raises More than $1.1 Million for September 11th Relief
January 21, 2002
Utah-Based Stampin' Up! Raises a Grand Total of More than $1.1 Million For September 11th Fund
SALT LAKE CITY (January 21, 2002) - The response Stampin' Up!® received from its commemorative God Bless America Special Edition stamp has been extraordinary. Stampin' Up! sold 166,301 stamp sets, raising a grand total of $1,155,791.95 in a three and a half month period to benefit a national September 11th disaster relief fund. As one of the nation's leading manufacturers of decorative rubber stamps and accessories, Stampin' Up! created the stamp to raise money for The September 11th Fund, a national disaster-relief fund established and administered by the New York Community Trust and the United Way of New York.
This special edition stamp sold for $6.95 and was offered from September 20, 2001 through January 4, 2002 with 100 percent of the total purchase being donated to The September 11th Fund. A final check will be submitted to the fund on January 22, 2002 for $14,768, placing the final contribution amount over $1.1 million.
"We are delighted with the response to this stamp by everyone involved," says Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! Co-Founder and CEO. "We are so thankful to our demonstrators and suppliers for making this effort possible through their desire to contribute and actively promote the sale of the stamp. The original goal was to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid those most closely affected by the September 11th tragedies, and to surpass one million dollars speaks volumes!"
This financial donation is the result of contributions by several Stampin' Up! vendors donating or discounting raw materials, Stampin' Up!'s sales force, known as Stampin' Up! demonstrators, waiving their usual 20% commission and Stampin' Up! donating the entire purchase of the stamp, and absorbing the labor, overhead, manufacturing, and additional raw materials costs.