Buy some booze, share a bear

Liquor stores sell 'twin' stuffed animals to help to families in need.

Customers at BC LiquorStores can buy twin teddy bears and donate one to a family in need in their community.

BC LiquorStores throughout the province have welcomed the arrival of twin teddy bears for the Share-a-Bear campaign.

Customers purchase twin teddy bears for $11 and then ‘share’ one of the bear twins with a local community charity. BC LiquorStores staff donate the ‘shared’ bear to families in need through children’s charities, shelters and hospitals in their local community.

“The Share-a-Bear program is a great way to put a smile on a child’s face,” said Roger Bissoondatt, the Liquor Distribution Branch’s acting general manager. “Our employees are committed to supporting local  organizations that reach out to the less fortunate in their communities, and many of our customers demonstrate that same commitment by supporting our campaigns such as Share-a-Bear.”

Last year more than 27,000 bears were donated to families with children in need, and more than 400,000 bears have been donated since the program began in 1989.

Bears can be purchased at all BC LiquorStores throughout the province. For a list of locations and hours of operation, please visit: www.bcliquorstores.com

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