Annual Support Dry Grad campaign kicks off in B.C. Liquor Stores

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Until the end of the month, B.C. Liquor Stores’ customers can help support alcohol-free events for grade 12 students by making a donation at the till to assist the Support Dry Grad campaign.

For more than 10 years, the Support Dry Grad campaign in B.C. Liquor Stores has helped prevent underage drinking and has raised more than $4.4 million. Last year, B.C. Liquor Stores’ customers and staff donated over $540,000 which helped the graduating classes celebrate at events such as carnival nights, boat cruises, and even overnight camping trips!

“(Support) Dry Grad is a terrific program that will help the Class of 2013 celebrate in a fun and safe manner and it is something I support every year. I encourage British Columbians to make a donation to support students in celebrating their hard work and success,” says Rich Coleman, Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas.

Contributions from B.C. Liquor Stores’ customers and staff will be added onto funds raised by parents, students and teachers who have worked throughout the year to raise money for alcohol-free grad celebrations.

The campaign will run until Saturday, March 30.

Quick Facts about this year’s Support Dry Grad campaign:

  • More than 25 high schools across 55 school districts are participating in the campaign this year
  • Donations from each store will go to the local school district, which will provide funding to the local grad committees
  • Customers will receive a small token of appreciation in recognition of their donation to the Support Dry Grad Campaign

For more information check out this Dry Grad Guidebook.

Feature Image: B.C. Liquor Stores

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