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Poppy Donations Down This Year

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 2:23 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The final result isn’t in yet, but it appears donations to this year’s poppy campaign in Prince George will be down from last year.poppy

John Scott, vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s BC/Yukon Command, says Branch 43 has collected just over $80,000 – a drop from just under $100,000 raised last year.

“But that still gives us money to look after our veterans,” says Scott. “The money all goes to veterans and their families. For things like wheelchairs, canes, eye glasses, dental work, that kind of stuff.”

Despite the dip, he says he’s still happy with the results of the campaign.

“Oh yes, I mean it’s very generous of the Prince George community. We’re always pleased with anything we get.”

Scott says the final tally won’t be known until about February when the last of the checks for their wreaths come in.


That is very sad.
To many forget.

Just too many causes looking for a helping hand.. Everywhere we go, someone waiting for you… It’s unfortunate

I would also suggest the donations were down partly because fewer people carry cash.

Totally agree with Gecko. If they had a way of allowing Interac or credit card transactions right at the donation box, I believe that it would make a big difference in donations. I would recommend the same with Salvation Army kettle campaign. I volunteered for the last 2 week ends and I can;t tell you how many people wanted to donate but weren’t carrying cash. As we move from a cashless economy, these fund raising efforts need to evolve and be able to use the new technology. I don’t carry cash because I don’t want to be robbed.

The money all goes to veterans and their families . ???? Not since 1996 when disabled vets manufactured and distributed those poppies has all the money gone to veterans and their families . Unless of coarse the Chinese are manufacturing and distributing them for free is ALL the money going to vets and their families . I find it incredible that the Chinese are getting a cut from our vets .

    Let a Canadian company manufacture them and the Legion can pay 5 bucks a piece for them. That makes a whole lot of sense.

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