3rd Annual Help Fill a Dream Campaign

Country Grocer Support Helps Local Organization Fill Over 2,000 Dreams

Victoria,Thursday, November 14, 2013–Country Grocer willonce againhelp Vancouver Island children with life-threatening conditions with every‘dreambouquet’, paper shirt or island-grown Christmastree sold between November17, 2013and December 14, 2013.Proceeds will go to the Help Fill a Dream Foundation

All the funds raised from this promotion help Vancouver Island and GulfIslands children achieve their dreams,” 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.

Dreams come in all shapes and sizes.Some are big and some are small, but all are important.Help Fill A Dream’s journey of 2,000 Dreams has been blessed with many smiles, much laughter and a fewtears

“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 Smith

Money raised by Country Grocer and its customers helps children like eleven year old Gabe.Gabe suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and in July,Help Fill A Dream sent Gabe and his family on a Disney Adventure in California. Gabe also swam with dolphins at Sea World in San Diego

Established in 1984, Country Grocer is a proud 100% Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island company with seven
stores and more than 600 employees. It is one of the Islands’ most cherished grocery companies with astrong set of values and principles

Help Fill a Dream provides hope, help and happiness for children with life-threatening conditions. The foundation fulfills dreams,improves quality of life and assists families with care and financial suppor

Please join us at the Esquimalt Country Grocer (1153 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC V9A 3N7)onTuesday,November19, 2013at 11:00 amto meet Gabe andto launch this seasonal campaign insupport of Help Fill A Dream

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