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The Poppy Campaign Supports Serving and Retired Veterans and their Families

Aug 18, 2016


As young and old don their Poppy, they are taking part in a national display of pride and respect, a visual pledge to never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Last year, more than 18 million Canadians wore a Poppy to honour, thank and Remember Canada’s fallen Veterans and those who served and continue to serve today. While Poppies are distributed freely for all Canadians, the Legion truly appreciates the generous donations to the Poppy Campaign in support of serving and retired military. Your contributions directly support Canada’s serving and retired Veterans and their families, while ensuring Canada never forgets.

Funds from the Poppy Campaign are placed in trust to be used for the care and benevolent support of Veterans and their dependants. Through these Poppy Fund donations, the Legion provides financial assistance to serving and former Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP and their families who are in distress. Grants are available for food, heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances and equipment, essential home repairs and emergency shelter or assistance. Comforts for Veterans and their surviving spouses who are hospitalized and in need may also be provided. In addition to supporting Veterans in need, a portion of Poppy Funds are allocated to promote Remembrance and ensure Canadians never forget the sacrifices of Canada’s Veterans. Through your donations, the Legion helps all of Canada’s Veterans.

Thank you for wearing a Poppy and supporting our Veterans!