The 8-cent CARE commemorative postage stamp was first placed on sale at New York, New York, on October 27, 1971.
The stamp was issued to mark the 25th anniversary of CARE, a humanitarian aid organization that focuses on relief work. When this stamp was first released, CARE stood for "Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere." Currently, the name stands for "Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere."
The stamp was designed by Soren Noring and was issued in sheets of fifty, with an initial printing of 130 million.
Postal Bulletin (September 23, 1971).
CARE. "History." http://www.care.org/about/history.asp.