phillips soda works
(United Way)

Craving a fizzy drink to help beat the heat? Grab yourself a bottle from Phillips Soda Works, and you’ll be supporting a good cause.

Phillips Soda Works is partnering with local grocery stores for the third year in a row and donating 25 cents to United Way on Vancouver Island for every bottle of pop sold, starting August 3 through Sept. 3.

Last year, the campaign sold 36,946 bottles, and raised $10,000.

“We are thrilled to be able to team up with United Way and our local grocery partners on this campaign,” says Phillips Soda Works founder Matt Phillips.

“So much of our support comes from families who value local products with real ingredients, and we jumped at the opportunity to be able to turn around and support them.”

Any bottle of Captain Electro’s Intergalactic Root Beer, Dare Devil Orange Cream, Sparkmouth Ginger Ale, and Speed King Craft Cola purchased at a participating grocer from Sooke to Sidney and the southern Gulf Islands will benefit United Way Greater Victoria.

Participating stores this year include Country Grocer, Red Barn Market, Save-on-Foods, Thrifty Foods, Tru-Value and Quality Foods.

When Country Grocer was approached by United Way to be part of this campaign we couldn’t say no!” says Country Grocer marketing manager Tammy Averill.

“Teaming up with other grocery stores and Phillips sounded like a great way to combine our efforts to raise funds and awareness for such a worthy cause.”

United Way is one of the region’s largest annual funder of local social service programs, and unites donors from various backgrounds to assist communities in need. United Way Greater Victoria helps nearly 87,000 people in the area each year.

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