Island grocer helps dreams come true

The generosity of Country Grocer customers, management and staff, and suppliers has provided help and happiness to Vancouver Island and Gulf Island children dealing with life-threatening conditions.

The grocery chain raised more than $8,000 for the Victoria-based Help Fill a Dream charitable foundation by selling ‘dream’ bouquets,  $2 paper shirts and Island-grown Christmas trees between Nov. 13 and Dec. 13.

The foundation receives ‘dream’ requests from children directly or from social workers and nursing staff from the Vancouver Island Health Authority to connect with the children and families in need of support. It fulfills dreams, improves quality of life, and assists families with care and financial support.

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Country Grocer has six stores on Vancouver and Salt Spring islands. Nanaimo’s Country Grocer is at 82 Twelfth St. in Chase River. A new store is scheduled to open at 1865 Bowen Rd. this summer.

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