The RSL State Branch Appeals Department is responsible in supplying administrative, secretarial and physical support for all Victorian Sub-Branches in respect of poppies, ANZAC tokens and associated peripheral requirements.
The purpose of the ANZAC Appeal and the Poppy Appeal is to raise money for the RSL General Appeals Patriotic Fund.
Our Appeals are conducted in accordance with Victorian State legislation. Patriotic funds have long been established to provide welfare support to ex-servicemen and women and their dependants in necessitous circumstances, to assist in providing for:
:: War Veterans and Dependents
:: Veterans & Widows’
:: Care of the aged
:: Family Welfare
:: Vocational Guidance
:: Hospital Visiting
In accordance with the Patriotic Funds Act, funds raised for welfare requirements can only be used for these purposes.
More ex-servicemen from the Second World War are entering the age group where the need for medical care increases and each year more veteran’s wives are widowed.
The money that goes into collection tins on ANZAC Day and Poppy Day means the continuing and extending of care in many forms.
There are welfare and employment services operating from ANZAC House Headquarters and through League Sub-Branches that currently help thousands.
These are part of a remembering – not of wars, but the burdens that war has laid on its veterans and their families.
Preparation for each Appeal is conducted from the Appeals Department at ANZAC House by the Appeals staff, Appeals Director, Secretary and Storeman /Packer. All stock is held in our warehouse at Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, and orders dispatched on a timely basis in response to Sub-Branch ordering procedure.
Preparation includes advertising, publicity and TV and Radio commercials and packing and despatch of stock to some 330 Sub-Branches.
“Ask how you can help in RSL Appeals at your Sub-Branch”
We Need volunteers to help man the selling stations, if you think you can help,
Contact our Appeals Officer:
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