Hello and welcome to the Moina Michael Poppy Project website!
This new website is a place where you will find everything you need to know about the Poppy Project and how to get involved. For those those that are new to our project, we are a group of crafters and volunteers with a passion for helping veterans and educating our community on Moina Michael's legacy. We crochet, felt, knit, create poppies from canvas and just about any other way you can think of and sell these poppies and give the profits to veterans in need. We believe in 100% transparency and will be posting our income tax papers after they are filed early next year so you can see for yourself that your money is going directly to veterans.
We are currently partnered with The Independence Fund, a charity devoted to mobilizing paralyzed veterans. All money that we raise through our Project Independence Fundraiser will go to buy a specialized all terrain wheelchair for a veteran that has lost their mobility. Considering that they are around $15,000, we have a long way to go but we can reach our goal with your help.
Are you a crafter with a passion for helping veterans? Join us!
We currently have a small group of crafters that donates the time and the materials it takes to make poppies so that all funds we raise go to the veterans we support. Contact us for more information on how you can start crafting with us and check out our Patterns link for some ideas.
If you’d rather buy a poppy, check out our Etsy page. We also take orders so let us know us know if you need something specific. (Please note that we need at least 3 weeks notice since our crafters produce these poppies on their own time and most of full time jobs!)
My biggest hope of all is that you will be as inspired as I have been by Moina Michael’s life and will support us as we help America’s service members.
Peace, Love, and Poppies