BUDDY POPPY/VFW NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN

Buddy Poppy / VFW National Home for Children program explanation:

The purpose of the Buddy Poppy Program is to "Honor the Dead, by Helping the Living". This is done by distributing Buddy Poppies within our communities and collecting monetary donations which are used locally to aid Veterans, Active Duty Military and their families who are in need.  The Buddy Poppy aids in raising awareness of Veteran issues to the general public within our surrounding communities.  The donations raised continue to allow the Auxiliary fulfill their mission by aiding Veterans, Active Duty Military, and their families.
 
. • Buddy Poppy - Since 1918, this small red flower, inspired by the poem In Flanders Field has been adopted by veterans’ organizations around the world as reminder of what our veterans have sacrificed. Donations raised from the distribution of these flowers are used solely for the purpose of helping veterans in need.
 
The purpose of the VFW National Home for Children is to promote/educate our members and the public of the National Homes Commitment to honor Veterans and Active Duty Military by providing assistance to their families.  Our biggest quest is to promote the VFW National Home's Military & Veteran Family Helpline and to send monetary donations to continue providing for those families.  

Buddy Poppy Chairman Guide
 
Buddy Poppy/National Home National Powerpoint Presentation 2019

Buddy Poppy/National Home Reporting Checklist 2018

Buddy Poppy Display Contest Rules 

Buddy Poppy National Home Slide Show
 
National Ambassador Buddy Poppy Info
 
 
Program Goals
  • Buddy”® Poppy Education and Community Outreach.
  • VFW Buddy”® Poppy National Display Contest.
  • National Home Education and Community Outreach.
 
AWARDS FOR AUXILIARIES:
1. Most outstanding community education of the "Buddy”® Poppy. • Citation to every Auxiliary that educates their community about the "Buddy”® Poppy. Criteria and entry form (required) available at vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Auxiliaries must send the entry form to their Department "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Chairman by March 31, 2021. The Department "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Chairman must send a copy of all submitted entry forms to National Headquarters by April 30, 2021. Citations will be mailed directly to participating Auxiliaries from National Headquarters. • Citation and $25 to one Auxiliary in each of the four Conferences with the most outstanding community education of the "Buddy”® Poppy. The Department "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Chairman must sign and send a copy of the completed Department-winning entry form to the National "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Ambassador by April 30, 2021 for judging. 2. Most outstanding promotion encouraging the purchase of a Life Membership to the VFW National Home for Children. • Citation to every Auxiliary that promotes the purchase of a Life Membership to the VFW National Home for Children. Criteria and entry form (required) available at vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Auxiliaries must send the entry form to their Department "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Chairman by March 31, 2021. The Department "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Chairman must send a copy of all submitted entry forms to National Headquarters by April 30, 2021. Citations will be mailed directly to participating Auxiliaries from National Headquarters. • Citation and $25 to one Auxiliary in each of the four Conferences with the most outstanding promotion encouraging the purchase of a Life Membership to the VFW National Home for Children. The Department "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Chairman must sign and send a copy of the completed Department-winning entry form to the National "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Ambassador by April 30, 2021 for judging. 3. Citation to each Auxiliary that contributes a gift of 25 cents or more per member to the Health & Happiness Fund based on June 30, 2020, membership statistics. AWARDS FOR DEPARTMENTS AND DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN: 1. Citation to each Department "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Chairman for participation in this Program. 2. $25 VFW Store Gift Certificiate to one Department "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Chairman in each of the 10 Program Divisions for the best promotion to educate the community about the "Buddy”® Poppy. 3. $25 VFW Store Gift Certificiate to one Department "Buddy”® Poppy & VFW National Home Chairman in each of the 10 Program Divisions for the best promotion encouraging the purchase of Life Memberships to the VFW National Home for Children. 4. Outstanding Performance Award in each of the 10 Program Divisions based on criteria listed on Page 5 and for the promotion of Program Goals on Page 18.