Women's Patriotic Association at Work
Women's Patriotic Association Fundraising and Results
Order of the British Empire
The War Funds

Following the departure of the First Five Hundred in October, work continued on Newfoundland and Labrador's contribution to the war effort. While the Reserve Force Committee continued recruiting men to serve in the Regiment, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians found other ways to support the troops overseas.

One significant contributor on the home front was the Women's Patriotic Association. By the end of 1914, this organization had 218 branches with over 15 000 volunteers. Its members knit and sewed warm clothes for Newfoundland and Labrador's troops and prepared medical supplies for the Red Cross. By the end of the war, the Women's Patriotic Association had also raised over $500 000 for the war effort.

While the Government of Newfoundland contributed money to pay for costs related to the Newfoundland Regiment and other war efforts, the people of the colony also donated their own money. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians raised an estimated $1 million through a variety of funds to help soldiers and their dependents. These included the Patriotic Fund, the Aeroplane Fund, and the Cot Fund. Other funds were established to provide soldiers with some comforts from home.