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We give back to the communities in which we work. We support efforts to raise awareness about important social concerns. Our Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp has raised more than $73 million for breast cancer research since 1998. In September 2011, the Postal Service issued the Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp. Eleven cents from each sale help save vanishing species globally. At the end of fiscal year 2011, the stamp has raised more than $175,000 that is transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support the Multinational Species Conservation Funds.

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Mail is the touchstone that keeps America connected - and is even more so for the men and women who serve our country in the military every day, away from family, friends and loved ones. The Postal Service uses its international distribution and transportation services and partners with the Department of Defense for overseas military mail delivery - even in war zones. In fact, between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays this year, nearly 30 million pounds of mail will be delivered to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Every day nearly half a million pounds of mail is shipped from the U.S. to service men and women stationed around the world. That’s half a million pounds of news from home, love, support and wishes for a safe return - all through the U.S. Mail.