Flowers and trees fill dreams for sick kids

Country Grocer hosts fundraiser for Help Fill a Dream Foundation

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

A purchase of a Christmas tree or flower bouquet from Country Grocer in Esquimalt will help support sick kids during the lead up to Christmas.

Two dollars from the purchase of a tree, or three dollars from the purchase of a “dream bouquet” will go toward the charity, Help Fill a Dream. Both the flowers and trees have been sourced from farms on Vancouver Island.

Patrons of the grocery store can also put their name on a paper t-shirt for a $2 donation to the cause. It runs until Dec. 15.

“Each sale … helps a sick child and provides assistance to families at a critical time,” said Help Fill a Dream executive director Steve Duck.

Help Fill a Dream accepts “dream” requests from children on Vancouver Island, under 19, with life-threatening conditions. The charity then tries to fulfill those dreams.

For more information, visit www.helpfilladream.com.