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WW1 Poppy Program
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Get a WW1 Poppy Kit with
each contribution of $64.99

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60 Seed Packets in each kit for you to distribute or fundraise with.

Raise $120 or more with each kit.
You keep what you raise.

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WW1 Poppy Program
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Get a WW1 Poppy Kit with
each contribution of $64.99

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60 Seed Packets in each kit for you to distribute or fundraise with.

Raise $120 or more with each kit.
You keep what you raise.

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WW1 Poppy Program
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Get a WW1 Poppy Kit with
each contribution of $64.99

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60 Seed Packets in each kit for you to distribute or fundraise with.

Raise $120 or more with each kit.
You keep what you raise.

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Free Shipping
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WW1 Poppy Program
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Get a WW1 Poppy Kit with
each contribution of $64.99

Image is not available
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60 Seed Packets in each kit for you to distribute or fundraise with.

Raise $120 or more with each kit.
You keep what you raise.

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Free Shipping
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WW1 Poppy Program
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Get a WW1 Poppy Kit with
each contribution of $64.99

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60 Seed Packets in each kit for you to distribute or fundraise with.

Raise $120 or more with each kit.
You keep what you raise.

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Raise money for your organization,
While helping us build the National WW1 Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington DC.

The WW1 Centennial Commission has created “WW1 Poppy kits”. You receive one kit with each $64.99 contribution. Each kit neatly packages 60 poppy seed packets that you can distribute or use to raise money for your organization. 
The cost of the kits allows you to double your money or more. This is a terrific fund-raiser for veteran service organizations, state WW1 centennial organizations, 100 Cities / 100 Memorials projects, or even scout troops, school and churches.

FREE SHIPPING  with no extra shipping or handling fee. 

Honor, Educate and Commemorate:

The red poppy is an internationally recognized symbol of remembrance for veteran sacrifice.
Each seed packet sparks awareness and conversation about the WW1 Centennial as it honors the legacy of the 4.7 million American veterans that served during World War I.
 

If you act NOW your donation is worth double to us because the
Pritzker Military Museum and Library will match your donation!

Double your donation

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the program: 

What are the benefits of participation?

Participation in the program allows you to raise awareness about WW1 and raise money for your organization:

Poppy Seed PackEducate: We have found that the poppy seeds are a great conversation starters, opening up the subject and awareness of WW1, the centennial, the significance and impact of that forgotten war and the remembrance of the veterans whose effort and sacrifice shaped the very foundation of our American culture.

Stimulate: Getting your organization and constituency involved in the WW1 Poppy Program for your fund raising is an effective and pro-active way to stimulate your organization's participation in the centennial. Many paths for involvement lead from this.

Raise money: Although you will be raising money for your own organization, by getting the WW1 Poppy Kits from us for a donation, you are helping to raise money for the National WW1 Memorials at Pershing Park in Washington DC. With your participation in this one program you are helping two causes.

Honor Veterans: Each seed packet honors the legacy of the 4.7 million American veterans that served during World War I and the 116,516 Americans who never made it home.

Beautify your neighborhood: And don't forget that these are really pretty!

 

 


Why is the red poppy is an internationally recognized symbol of remembrance for veteran sacrifice?

It all started during WW1.

These the vibrant red flowers, improbably growing in the cracks of a war-torn battlefield, caught the eye of a soldier named John McCrae inspiring the world's most famous War Memorial Poem – “In Flanders Field”. 

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How much should you charge when you are fund raising with the poppy seed packs?

Seed packet prices in garden stores and retail shops vary widely. $2 per packet is a very reasonable "ask".

And you could ask more. Ultimately it is up to you.
Remember:

  • The flowers are really pretty;
  • The remembrance they bring is honorable;
  • The sacrifice they stand for is important;
  • The war we are commemorating is the crucible that forged the America we know today.
 

Can I brand this to my organization?

Yes, Print and put the labels on the kits to brand the program to your organization!

ww1poppykit front panelOne side of the kit has a  blank space to fit a label you can print.

Here are some laser/inkjet printable labels for you to consider:

 

Is my donation tax deductible? Even if I donate a larger sum for many kits?

Of course we cannot give you tax advise. You should consult with your or your organization’s own tax advisor regarding such matters. However, for a typical Poppy Seed Kit transaction, although your payment will be made to a qualifying §501(c)(3) organization, you have received goods and services in exchange for the payment. Furthermore, no amount of your payment exceeded the Fair Market Value of goods or services provided. Therefore your payment does not represent a full or partial charitable contribution for tax purposes.

What if I need more than 100 kits?

For larger quantities, contact us directly. Follow the link to a contact form, phone number and address.

What are the planting instructions for the poppies

Planting Instructions

  • The poppies should grow in most parts of the United States.
  • Your packet contains 100mg of really small seeds.
  • Poppies enjoy full sunlight.
  • After danger of frost is over, prepare some soil.
  • Plant the seeds 1/8" deepl.
  • After they sprout, thin the plants 1 foot apart.

 

 

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