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Jaime Regan of Stoughton High School shared these pictures of her Holocaust Studies students cutting and counting stamps. Ms. Regan’s class was responsible for cutting and counting over 28,000 stamps for the Holocaust Stamps Project.
Harris Cohen (pictured above) and his wife, Alida, trimmed and counted more than a half-million stamps for the Holocaust Stamps Project through the years. THANK YOU for your dedication in honoring the victims.
Many thanks to Fred Calm whose affiliation with the American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors made it possible for him to bring Holocaust survivor, Sam Weinreb, to FRCS on April 30, 2017.
For several years, members of the Women’s Group for Jewish Studies at Oak Point (Middleborough, MA) have snipped and sent stamps for the HSP. This summer, several ladies from the group traveled to FRCS to visit with Student Life Advisor and HSP director, Jamie Droste, to see first hand what almost 9.7 million donated stamps look like – in the student-made stamps collages and piled-high tote boxes.
Walpole resident Jean Stahl organized and clipped an estimated 20,000+ stamps for the Holocaust Stamps Project. Jean stopped by December 15, 2016 to drop off stamps that were donated by many local agencies including: Walpole and Westwood Councils on Aging, Walpole Women’s Club, Westwood Women’s Club, Walpole Girl and Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Boys and Girls and Square Dancing Clubs.
Sharon Schulkind and the Holocaust Remembrance community highlighted HSP at Temple Israel in Sharon, MA on May 4, 2016 for their regional event.

Holocaust Stamps Project Volunteer Lucy Howland of Warwick, Rhode Island has counted and donated literally tens of thousands of stamps from her own collection and from those of members in the Rhode Island Philatelic Society, the oldest stamp society in the country, begun in 1880. Thank you SO much Lucy!
In Thanks and Remembrance, Adored Volunteer, Gabe Trost
Mrs. Droste is pictured here thanking Mr. Trost back in December 2014. Gabe made a weekly stop into the Central Office to drop off counted and trimmed stamps. Mr. Trost was one of our tireless volunteers who counted and clipped about 5000 stamps a week for several years! His commitment to The Holocaust Stamps Project and his hard work year after year was INVALUABLE!
A beloved FRCS Holocaust Stamps Project volunteer and a long time teacher for the Town of Foxboro, Gabe was adored by students at both FRCS and the towns schools! Gabe Trost passed away in September 2016 – everyone at FRCS will miss his friendship and inspiration very much!gabe-3 Gabe made a huge impact on the progress of the project! He was responsible for well over one million stamps counted toward the FRCS Holocaust Stamps Project goal of collecting and counting 11 million stamps! His latest count of 9,096 was delivered to the School by his family on Thursday, September 15th, 2016. The local Sharon resident originally from Poland had always been fascinated with geography and postage stamps. Taking up stamp collecting at a young age, not imagining that in his retirement years he would spend hours every day sorting, counting and trimming stamps from all over the globe! Gabe fled his home country in 1936, escaping the eventual Nazi invasion of the country. Gabe was Jewish,
and none of his family in Poland survived World War II. Devoted to the Holocaust Stamps Project Gabe made weekly stops to FRCS to drop off counted and trimmed stamps and donate hours and hours of his time.Thank you Mr. Trost we sincerely and gratefully appreciate all that you have done for the students and staff at Foxborough Regional Charter School and the Holocaust Stamps Project.
  • Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, in Weston, Massachusetts for their ongoing support of the Holocaust Stamps Project, through generous donations of thousands of stamps, as well as access to their extensive resource library. Click on the link for information about the variety of fun and exciting exhibits, programs, and activities they have for families to enjoy! http://www.spellman.org/
  • Jane Gookin, of Cranston, Rhode Island, has been a “volunteer extraordinaire” of the Holocaust Stamps
    Jane Gookin, Holocaust Stamps Project volunteer "extraordinaire", of Cranston, RI,Project for about a year and a half, having trimmed and counted close to 200,000 stamps herself, while constantly seeking more sources of stamps donations. “It means being involved in something so much bigger than myself,” she tells people about working on the FRCS long-term CSL Project.
  • Thank you to the 23 students and staff in the Step Up To Excellence program at Stoughton High School who trimmed and counted 13,874 stamps as their January, 2013 community service work. Amazingly, it took them only two hours of teamwork to accomplish this feat!
Step Up To Excellence students sorting through candy for community service fundraising drives who trimmed and counted 13,874 stamps
  • Special thanks to  BOSTON 3G  for their assistance in making the special evening/event “An evening with Eva Paddock, Holocaust Survivor” possible.  BOSTON 3G gratefully accepts donations to support their ongoing programs and to continue the work of this Boston-based group for Grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. On April 4, 2012 FRCS welcomed Holocaust Survivor Eva Paddock for a very special FRCS Community Event, read all about it here. On April 3, 2013 FRCS will welcome Holocaust Survivor Janet Singer Applefield, visit here website her to learn her story.
  • Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library of Colorado, for their generous donationof 115,693 stamps…and thanks, also, to the dozens of students, parents, and Jane Gookin(a Rhode Island friend of the Holocaust Stamps Project), who helped to trim and count every single one of them from March through July, 2012!
  • Special Thanks to Ms. Carmela Varraso who had her daughter drive her from Braintree one rainy June 2012 afternoon, to deliver and donate a lifetime’s worth of collected stamps. The assorted boxes, when piled atop one another, stood higher than the donor and Mrs. Sheer! We’ll be looking for volunteers to take home some of this latest donation to take home to trim and count for us!
Special Thanks To…
Reporters from area newspapers who have written extensive articles and shared photographs that have generated extraordinary interest and led to many more stamps donations