Our social responsibility message for March features our Dry Grad campaign. A Dry Grad provides students with a safe, fun, drug- and alcohol-free environment to celebrate their graduation.
From March 3rd to 31st, all BC Liquor Stores across the province will be accepting donations of $1 or more to raise funds for Dry Grad celebrations in cooperation with the local school districts. Customers will receive a bright, fun “thumbs up” sticker as a token to write their name on and place on a poster in the store (or they can take it home with them).
100% of all funds raised stays in the local community. All donations are given to the local school district in which the store is located, to be distributed to public high schools (and participating independent schools) who are planning alcohol-free graduation activities. The contributions by customers top up the funds raised by parents, students and teachers who work all year round to raise funds for dry grad after-grad activities.
Now in its 19th year, the Dry Grad campaign has been an integral part of BC Liquor Stores’ efforts to reduce underage drinking and promote zero consumption by minors. With your help, the campaign has raised more than $6.8 million since it began in 2001.
This year we have 55 school districts participating and again the Federation of Independent schools will participate in some areas of the province which includes 66 private schools.
So drop by your nearest BC Liquor Store and support the youth and your local schools by donating a dollar or more for their Dry Grad celebrations.