Every day seems to be inching us closer to the end of paper mail. Emails and apps are taking place of letters or paper bills. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to a smartphone or computer and some people don’t even want that technology. That makes life a little more difficult than what we’re experiencing. One good deed that is still possible is to leave extra stamps at a post office or stamp dispenser.
Simply leaving extra stamps at a post office or stamp dispenser you could be helping someone send their most important piece of mail.
Advantages of Paper Mail
It may be hard to fathom a benefit of paper mail over email, especially in a world where its nickname is snail mail. However, there are many advantages to paper mail and seem still rely on it as a major source of communication. When a letter is sent, it’s like a piece of the heart being sent through the mail. Just the handwritten aspect of a letter can help make a huge difference in the life of others. When it comes to bills, sending a check or money order can help those without bank accounts. Lastly, tangible evidence of a sent payment can help people rest assured that their payment has been received.
Costs of a Stamp
Since mail has become an almost rare occurrence costs have risen. While not by much, the price of a stamp has increased. Historically, the price of a letter has gone up almost every year. There was one time in 2016 when the price decreased, however, the following year it went back up. That constant fluctuation in price per stamp can make life difficult for those who depend on it to remain stable. We already know that people depend on paper mail to communicate as well as pay bills. Those reasons just add to the reasons why leaving a book of stamps for someone in need is a great good deed.
What to do
Donating a stamp is easier than you may think. When you arrive at a post office, there may be a stamp dispenser. Find that stamp dispenser and buy a few more than you actually need. Once you have the extra stamps, simply leave them behind for someone else to find. If there are no stamp dispensers, you can donate books of stamps to the nearest shelter. You may not know who will receive the stamps, but you can be assured that you made someone’s day.