December is just around the corner, which means it's time to dress Postcrossing up for the holidays, and to launch our yearly campaign with Deutsche Post to make your postcards count for a good cause! By now you know the drill, so without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, we're proud to announce that...
For every postcard sent from Germany through Postcrossing during the month of December, Deutsche Post
will make a donation of €0.10 to the non-profit organization Stiftung Lesen
So if you're in Germany, all you have to do is keep sending postcards! If your December postcards are registered before the end of February 2016, you'll be contributing to this cause.
And though only postcards sent from Germany count, there's always a receiver in every postcard exchange — so each time a card from Germany is registered, the recipient will be indirectly contributing to this donation as well!
To make things even more interesting, there will also be some nice prizes for the participants:
The winners will be picked up by Paulo
's random number generator in early March 2016, at which point we will also announce the value raised by the German postcrossers to Stiftung Lesen
here on the blog. Last year, we broke our 2014 record and raised a very impressive total of €8,382.40
... can we do even better this year? 😀
Stiftung Lesen is a German non-profit organization, working to increase literacy - especially among children and adolescents. They promote reading through several different activities, such as the "My first letter" contest.
So... what are you waiting for? If you're in Germany, grab a pen and your stack of postcards and stamps, and start writing some postcards! The more cards you send, the more you'll contribute to this cause - and the more chances you'll have of winning a nice prize! :)
P.S. - As always, we respect your private information and will not share it with any company without your express permission. The full details of this campaign can be read here (German only).