Country Grocer Celebrates Five Years of Making Dream Come True

Victoria, Thursday, November 12, 2015 – Country Grocer will once again help Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands’ children with life-threatening conditions with every Dream Bouquet, donation at the till or Island-grown Christmas tree sold between November 15, 2015 and December 12, 2015. New this year is the addition of suppliers such as Duso’s Pasta and Sauce. All proceeds will go to the Help Fill a Dream Foundation.

“We are thrilled to say that we have been making Dreams come true for Island children for thirty years thanks to such incredible community partners like Country Grocer,” said Help Fill A Dream Executive Director Craig Smith. “The launch of this year’s campaign represents some very important milestones for both Help Fill A Dream and Country Grocer. We have just launched our 30th Anniversary celebrations; this is the 5th year for this campaign with Country Grocer; and this year, the cumulative total of this campaign will exceed $50,000. Each is significant on its own but all together, it is incredible.”

“Never underestimate the power of a Dream. It is transformative. The power of hope and happiness are important elements in helping a child get better. And Dreams have a ripple effect – touching not only the child, but all those surrounding them: parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents and other family members; health care and support workers; friends and neighbours; the entire community. Everyone is united in making a child’s Dream come true,” said Smith.
Money raised by Country Grocer and its customers goes directly to make Dreams come true for Island children like eleven year old Emma. Emma has a form of cancer called pineoblastoma. In June 2015, Emma’s Dream of a trip to Hawaii to see a volcano, feast at a luau and to relax on the beach became a reality.

Established in 1984, Country Grocer is a proud 100% Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island company with seven stores and more than 700 employees. It is one of the Islands’ most cherished grocery companies with a strong set of values and principles.
Help Fill A Dream operates quietly in the background as a resource for families at a time of great need. In addition to making Dreams come true, Help Fill A Dream offers families hope through unique programs such as Quality of Life and Family Assistance. Help Fill A Dream seeks to support families so they can concentrate on the health, care and recovery of their child.
Please join us at Eurosa Farms (1304 Greig Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J6) on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 10:00 am to meet Emma and to launch the 5th year of this seasonal campaign in support of Help Fill A Dream. Eurosa Farms design and supply the Dream Bouquets which make up an integral part of this annual campaign.

Media Contacts:
Help Fill A Dream – Craig Smith, Executive Director; 250-382-3135; craig@helpfilladream.com
Country Grocer – Tammy Averill, Marketing Manager; 250-708-3902; taverill@countrygrocer.com
For more information on:
Help Fill A Dream visit http://www.helpfilladream.com/
Country Grocer visit http://www.countrygrocer.com/

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