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If you were planning on filling up your gas tank this weekend, you may want to wait a bit longer before fuelling up.

Next week, the annual ‘Fuel Good Day’ event returns to Victoria, giving Peninsula Co-op customers an opportunity to help a local charity and win a $500 Best Buy gift card just for fuelling up. 

During the ‘Fuel Good Day’ event, 5 cents from every litre of gas or diesel sold at participating Peninsula Co-op locations will be donated directly to the ‘Help Fill a Dream Foundation’, an organization which helps to support families from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands with critically ill children.

‘Help Fill A Dream’ works to provide these families financial assistance to aid in the expenses accrued from health care, travel, equipment and resources. 

By alleviating the financial burden on families whose lives have suddenly changed due to their child’s diagnosis with a medical condition or severe health challenges, the foundation allows families the opportunity to concentrate on the health, care and recovery of their child as a family unit.

Last year, Fuel Good Day raised more than $685,000 for over 180 local organizations and causes across 400 Co-op Gas Bars, in a single day. 

Although the 2020 event looks different than past years, Help Fill a Dream Foundation staff and volunteers will be present at participating Peninsula Co-op locations, to thank patrons for fuelling up on Fuel Good Day. 

While you are filling up the tank, be sure to enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card at the event, donated by Best Buy Uptown.

Since launching in 2017, Fuel Good Day events have raised nearly $1.9 million dollars to support local organizations and communities across Western Canada. 

  • When: Tuesday, September 15th all day.
  • Where: Participating Peninsula Co-Op Locations

 

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