Country Grocer helps fulfill children’s dreams

NANAIMO – Grocery chain will be assisting the Help Fill A Dream Foundation.

Country Grocer will once again assist Help Fill A Dream Foundation in its goal to fulfill dreams of children with life-threatening conditions.

From now until Dec. 14, proceeds from every dream bouquet, paper shirt or Vancouver Island-grown Christmas tree purchased at Country Grocer will go toward the foundation, helping realize the dreams of affected Vancouver Island and Gulf Island children.

Country Grocer director Peter Cavin said the campaign is special to the chain of stores, its customers and suppliers, and helps provide peace of mind.

“Monies raised help families in our communities who are dealing with the additional stress and expense of having a child with a life-threatening condition,” he said.

“As the number of requests for dreams continues to grow, we are extremely proud that, with the support of our generous community partners like Country Grocer, we can continue to say ‘yes’ to the increasing number of children who need the gift of a dream,” said Help Fill A Dream executive director Craig Smith.

“For a child facing the uncertainty of a life-threatening condition, hope and happiness help the healing process. They are carried from a place of uncertainty and are shown that good things can still happen in their future.”

According to the website ( more than 2,000 dreams have been fulfilled.