We Need You for Buddy Poppy Days
Memorial Day is not far away, and we need your help for our Buddy Poppy Days fundraiser. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. It supplies the funds we need to help needy veterans and their families, including the Hines Hospital veterans, throughout the year. The assistance we provide would not be possible without the funds we receive from our Buddy Poppy activities. This fundraiser is completely dependent on YOU, the members of our post and Auxiliary, to help solicit donations from the members of our community. For 2019, Buddy Poppy Days will run from Wednesday, May 22 through Monday, May 27.
We need you to sign up for as many slots as you can to help make this important fundraiser a success. You can stop by the canteen to sign up on the paper forms posted on the wall or you can sign up by going online to:
We prefer that you sign up online via this link if possible. Signing up on the paper forms is a tentative signup, as someone may have already claimed that slot online. If this happens, we will have to contact you to get you a new time slot.
Pick up your poppies and a collection jug from the Post the day before your shift. Expect to go through around 150 poppies in a two-hour shift. Don’t take more than you need in order to ensure poppies are available for all volunteers. The day after your shift, turn in your money to the bartender at the canteen. Also, please bring back your collection jug and any remaining poppies so that others may use them.
For more information, contact one of the Buddy Poppy Committee members:
Bob Colby 630-301-2664
Nancy Marinello 630-464-3696
Julie Berkowicz 630-881-3139
Thank you for volunteering your precious time!