Vancouver Island-based Quality Foods is once again sponsoring the AutismBC raffle – for the third year in a row – to help raise funds for autism services on Vancouver Island and across the province.
The grocery chain, which has stores across the island including Parksville and Qualicum Beach, has long supported the charity.
“Quality Foods has supported AutismBC since 2018 in so many ways,” said Cathy Nidoski, Business Development Manager, AutismBC. “Just in April, they held their ‘Thanks A Bunch’ in-store fundraising campaign, raising $ 6,654 for autism programs on Vancouver Island. Now they are sponsoring the raffle again. They have been a great charitable partner.
The annual draw was launched on July 27 and will run until September 30. It aims to generate essential funds for the learning, social and connection programs that last year served nearly 7,000 people across the province.
Applewood Auto Group has donated the grand prize of a 2022 seven-seater Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. The second prize is a 20-inch Thunder electric bike donated by Richmond E-Bikes; and the third prize is a Nintendo Switch donated by London Drugs. The draw also includes an early bird prize and 50/50 tickets to win money as well as prizes.
Tickets for the 2021 AutismBC and 50/50 raffle presented by Applewood Auto Group are available online and start at just $ 10 for a 50/50 and $ 20 for a raffle ticket.
According to AutismBC, one in 40 children in British Columbia today is diagnosed on the autism spectrum. It is estimated that there are approximately 60,000 adult autism spectrum community members across the province. AutismBC has supported people with the autism spectrum and their families since 1975 with information, workshops, social connections and support from regional resource teams with lived experience of autism.
The deadline for tickets for the early bird draw is August 26 at midnight and the deadline for the final draw is September 30. Anyone in British Columbia 19 years of age and over can purchase. For information or tickets visit www.autismbc.ca/tirage.
– NEWS Staff
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