Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, was a lucky day for Einar Johanson, member of 2-001 in Seattle, WA. He was the winner of the Tubfrim drawing to give away a ticket to Norway, worth up to $1,000. His postcard was drawn from among 1,141 cards. With one card for every pound sent to Norway, that means that Sons of Norway sent at least 1,141 pounds of stamps or approximately 1,711,500 stamps to Tubfrim in 2017. Last year, 83 Sons of Norway lodges and numerous individual members participated in the program. This compares to 1084 pounds shipped to Norway in 2016 from 70 participating lodges.
What is Tubfrim?
Tubfrim was established in 1928 by Postmaster Ditlef Frantzen in Nesbyen, Norway. The aim was to collect and sell used stamps and use the proceeds to aid in the eradication of tuberculosis among Norwegian children. Today, children and youth with disabilities and special needs receive the proceeds from the resale of the stamps. Sons of Norway has been involved with the organization since 198, and is its major contributor of stamps from a group outside of Norway.
Win a Ticket to Norway
While helping children is a great motivation for Sons of Norway members to participate, there is a special incentive to say “thank you.” For every pound of stamps collected, the member or lodge can enter a drawing, held in the first quarter of the year, to win a round trip ticket to Norway, worth up to $1,000.
Have questions? Need information?
Information on Tubfrim, along with contact information for district coordinators, is available online.
Questions can also be referred to Mary Bennett, Tubfrim Chairperson, 608-837-8335 or [email protected].
Cards to enter the drawing are available from Sons of Norway Supply Department, 612-821-4645 or 800-945-8851 option 6 or [email protected].