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Stampin' Up! Introduces "God Bless America" Fundraiser

September 20, 2001

Stampin' Up!'s God Bless America Special Edition Decorative Rubber Stamp To Benefit Disaster Relief Efforts in New York City and Washington, D.C.


SALT LAKE CITY (September 20, 2001) - September 11, 2001, permanently left a mark on American history and the hearts of its people. As all America grieves, the outpouring of love and support abounds for the families of lost ones and the courageous rescue workers. Many people search for ways to help the relief efforts through financial contributions as well as their time and talents. A Salt Lake City company, Stampin' Up!®, one of the nation's leading manufacturers of decorative rubber stamps and accessories, has combined all three in its effort to help through its creation and sale of the God Bless America Special Edition decorative rubber stamp, to benefit 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.

"As it did with all Americans, the tragedies that took place in our country on September 11 affected the entire Stampin' Up! family of employees and demonstrators," says Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! Co-Founder and CEO. "So many of our employees and demonstrators have expressed their wishes to contribute to the relief efforts somehow. To facilitate these requests, Stampin' Up! decided to use our love for creative expression and our talent for making beautifully designed stamps to create the God Bless America Special Edition stamp to raise what we hope will be hundreds of thousands of dollars to help those most closely affected by these tragedies. Stampin' Up! unites with America in supporting our nation's leaders, the heroic rescue workers and those families who have suffered the ultimate loss."

Stampin' Up!'s God Bless America Special Edition stamp is $6.95 plus shipping and handling. One hundred percent of the purchase price will be contributed to The September 11th Fund. Stampin' Up! demonstrators are waving their commissions. This effort was made possible by Stampin' Up!'s suppliers generously contributing the materials to make the stamps. Suppliers include: Bron Tapes of Utah, Inc.; PolyOne Chase Elastomer; COMPAX; Placon Corporation; Relm West Labels, Inc.; House of Cabinets; National Wood Products; Red Hills Manufacturing; Canyon Country Mill and Cabinets; Quality Printing Company; and East Texas Engraving Company.

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