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Tim Hortons Camp Day raises record $11.8 million

 

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Tim Hortons’ generous restaurant owners and loyal guests came together again to raise a record $11.8 million for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The money raised on Camp Day will help send more than 16,000 economically disadvantaged kids in Canada and the U.S. on a life-changing experience.

On Camp Day, more than 4,000 Tim Hortons restaurant locations in Canada and the United States generously donate all proceeds from coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF) and host fundraising events to raise additional money for the camps. Last year’s event raised a record $11 million, giving more than 15,000 kids the opportunity to experience the positive impact of a Tim Horton Children’s Camp.

“Breaking the cycle of poverty and helping economically disadvantaged children aspire for a brighter future is at the heart of Tim Horton Children’s Foundation,” said Dave Newnham, vice president and executive director, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. “None of this would be possible without the support of our loyal guests and dedication of our Tim Hortons restaurant owners and team members. Thank you to everyone who bought a coffee and made a donation to help make this year’s Camp Day a great success.”
In addition to purchasing a Tim Hortons coffee on June 5, guests had the opportunity to directly support children in their community and send even more kids to camp by texting a $5 donation, donating online or making a donation in restaurant by purchasing a $1 Rent-a-Tent or $5 Rent-a-Cabin. Guests can also contribute year-round through sendakidtocamp.com and THCF coin boxes at Tim Hortons restaurants.
“Each and every donation made on Camp Day and throughout the year has the power to change the lives of children in your community,” added Newnham. “The donations not only give thousands of deserving kids the chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity each year, but it can make a lasting impact as children who attend our camp often return home with a more positive attitude and greater confidence about their future.”

The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation started in 1975 in Parry Sound, ON with just one camp and 200 kids. It now operates six year-round camps across North America and has served more than 180,000 kids through its innovative year-round programming. Children attend one of three types of programs offered, including a traditional summer camp (ages 9-12), a year-round camp serving schools and youth groups (ages 8-18) in the fall, winter and spring, and a five-level youth leadership program focused on building lifelong leadership skills (ages 13-18).

Tim Hortons restaurant owners work closely with local youth organizations and schools to identify children in their community who would most benefit from an experience at camp. This camp experience
is often the first time a child has experienced camp or travelled outside their town or city. While at the THCF camp, kids participate in a wide range of first-class programs and activities designed to build self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills. The powerful life experiences learned at THCF camps come at absolutely no cost to the kids and their families.

What One Cup of Coffee Can Do

Every time a guest buys a coffee at Tim Hortons on Camp Day they will help send more than 16,000 kids – who could otherwise not afford it – on the camping adventure of a lifetime. All children who attend one of the Foundation’s six camps are selected from within the communities where Tim Hortons Restaurants are located. Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners work closely with local youth organizations and schools to select children, between the ages of nine and 12, to attend a 10-day summer camp session or seven day winter camp session.

“It’s overwhelming each year see how our guests come together support Foundation,” says Bill Moir, President, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. ” On Camp Day, buying cup of coffee and participating the many activities helps contribute to positive change in child’s life. And that’s a good feeling.”

About the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation
The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF) is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1974 that is committed to providing an enriched and memorable camp experience for children and youth living in economically disadvantages home. The Foundation’s funding comes from Tim Hortons Camp Day, fundraising activities, special events, and year-round public donations collected through counter and drive-thru coin boxes, as well as other donations. Since 1975, more than 175,000 children have attended a Foundation camp at no cost to them or their families. For more information about the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, please visit www.thcf.com.

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  1. Marnie says:

    It’s a sad sign of a community’s priorities when its cemetery looks like this.

  2. fed up says:

    I see the cemetery every day. One man does almost all the work. There is just too much for one man. Occasionally,volunteers arrive to help, but it just isn’t enough. The cemetery is severely underfunded.
    It is a beautiful place, but neglected in the county budget.

  3. Marnie says:

    Fed up, this is off-topic but I have to ask. When was the last time you visited Glenwood Cemetery? After reading your post re Decoration Day plus the posts of others I decided to take flowers to my parents’ and grandparents’ graves there today. When I drove through the gates I thought how beautiful it looked. Then I drove a little further and was appalled. The grass obviously has not been cut lately except in the front of the cemetery where it shows. It is a disgrace. I have not seen the grounds look so badly tended in years. If Jack is correct in saying that they have contracted out the grass cutting it was a big mistake. Decoration Day is a great idea but if families start wandering around in that jungle beyond the main gates its organizers may get some complaints and lots of mosquitoe bites too.

    I thought the idea of Decoration Day was to honour the memory of those who have gone before. The way a lot of the gravestones are overgrown with grass it is more like an insult to these people who built our community. How did something like this happen? I get it that the cemetery does not have a lot of money but the county does kick in some revenue to help. At the very least they could show some pride and cut the grass before Decoration Day. The flowers are just going to get lost in the long grass.

  4. fed up says:

    I wish there had been things like this when I was a kid. What a great opportunity.

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