Touchless poppy donation boxes being rolled out at HSBC Bank branches

With the pandemic still gripping the country, the Royal Canadian Legion has partnered with HSBC Bank Canada to make it safe, secure, and easier than ever to donate and wear a poppy with touchless HSBC “Pay Tribute” tap-enabled donation boxes.

The bank worked with technology partners to ensure the program is on trend with the latest digital solutions, whether it be through “tap” enabled credit cards or mobile and wearable options like Apple Pay.

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Canadians can make an optional donation of $2, by placing their tap enabled payment card or tap and pay technology device on the glowing poppy, and take a poppy to wear.

The HSBC “Pay Tribute” boxes have also been designed in the shape of the headstones of our fallen; bearing the words of the Halifax Cenotaph national monument; and invoking Flanders Field, of course – the very inspiration for Remembrance Day itself.

Three branches in Richmond will have the boxes later this week – two on No. 3 Road and one at Hazelbridge Way.

“We are excited to present this new way to make it easier for Canadians to donate during the National Poppy Campaign,” said Thomas D. Irvine, Dominion President for the legion.

“We are pleased to partner with HSBC Bank Canada on this…initiative and hope that it will grow in the years to come.”

Amongst the traditional poppy boxes found coast to coast, a total of 250 HSBC “Pay Tribute” donation boxes will be distributed nationally across the HSBC Bank Canada branch network starting Friday, Oct. 30, and within select Royal Canadian Legion branches and other locations.

For more information on the HSBC Bank Canada and legion branches carrying the HSBC “Pay Tribute” donation boxes, visit

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