Community involvement

USPS is a familiar and ubiquitous presence in communities across the nation. We have a long-standing and unique relationship with the American people. Our letter carriers have saved countless lives and homes through our carrier alert program. Postal employees donate millions of dollars every year to worthy causes through the Combined Federal Campaign, and provide support to other employees through leave exchange programs and the Postal Employees Relief Fund.

We support the annual letter carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive and the National Marrow Donor Program. We cooperate with Valassis, a major mailing industry partner, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in a successful program to find missing children.

We also provide services for other government agencies, such as passports for the Department of State. We have supported successful “vote by mail” programs in several states. And our Postal Inspection Service supports fraud prevention programs with other agencies, and protects mail and postal customers from fraud and theft.