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/National Home Reporting Guide 2019-20
 
Buddy Poppy/National Home National Powerpoint Presentation 2019

Buddy Poppy/National Home Reporting Checklist 2018


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.
 
NATIONAL AWARDS FOR AUXILIARIES
1. Most Outstanding Use/Incorporation of the "Buddy”® Poppy in another VFW Auxiliary National Program. • Citation to every Auxiliary that uses/incorporates the "Buddy”® Poppy in another VFW National Program. Form required and available at www.vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Auxiliaries to send to Department Chairman by March 31, 2020. Citations will be mailed directly to Auxiliaries. • Citation and $50 to the one Auxiliary in the nation with the most outstanding use/incorporation of the "Buddy”® Poppy in another VFW Auxiliary National Program.
2. Most Outstanding Promotion of the VFW National Home for Children through Education and Publicity. • Citation to every Auxiliary promotes in the VFW National Home for Children through education and publicity. Form required and available at www.vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Auxiliaries to send form to Department Chairman by March 31, 2020. Citations will be mailed directly to Auxiliaries. • Citation and $50 to one Auxiliary in the nation with the most outstanding promotion of the VFW National Home for Children through education and publicity.
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, 2019 membership statistics. 
 
AWARDS FOR DEPARTMENTS AND DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN:
1. Citation to each Department Chairman for participation in this Program.
2.Serving Our Veterans with Aloha Keepsake to one Department Chairman in each of the 10 Program Divisions for the best promotion of community outreach and/or involvement of the "Buddy”® Poppy through distribution education and publicity.
3. Serving Our Veterans with Aloha Keepsake to one Department Chairman in each of the 10 Program Divisions for the best promotion of the VFW National Home for Children Military & Veteran Family Helpline.
4. Outstanding Performance Award in each of the 10 Program Divisions based on criteria listed on Page 3 and for the promotion of Program Goals on Page 14. of the National Program Book.