Every fall, during the two weeks leading up to Remembrance Day on November 11th, Legion members canvas the communities they serve for donations to the Poppy Fund. The campaign is an opportunity for members to be seen in the community, to recruit new members or renew friendships, and of course to build the fund with which we support a variety of charities that benefit veterans, seniors and everyone in the community.
Branch 256 members also carry out regular fundraising activities such as meat draws and 50:50 draws. Proceeds from these activities (which happen to also be great fun!) go to our Gaming Account from which grants are made to qualifying community groups. Each year applications are received from youth, seniors and charitable organizations, and donations are made, after review by Branch 256 members, according to criteria established by Dominion and Pacific Commands.