- On Camp Day, 100 percent of coffee sales are donated to the Tim Horton
Children's Foundation to send thousands of deserving children on a
life-changing camp experience -
DUBLIN, OH, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Going to camp is a childhood rite of
passage in North American culture, but for many children this
quintessential experience is out of reach. On Camp Day, Tim Hortons
Cafe & Bake Shop guests can help make camp a reality for thousands of
economically disadvantaged kids across North America.
On June 4, 2014, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurant owners will
generously donate all proceeds from coffee sales, as well as other
fundraising activities, to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation (THCF).
All funds raised go directly to sending kids on an inspiring and
unforgettable camping adventure. Last year, a record $11.8 million was
raised in the United States and Canada to help send more than 17,000
kids to camp.
"The Tim Horton Children's Foundation provides more than just a camp
experience to every child who attends," said Dave Newnham, Vice
President and Executive Director, Tim Horton Children's Foundation.
"It's the opportunity for children from economically disadvantaged
backgrounds to develop the skills, confidence and positive attitude
needed to build a brighter future for themselves."
In addition to buying a coffee, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop guests can
directly impact children in their community through additional
in-restaurant and online fundraising activities. Ways to participate
Make a donation by purchasing a tent or cabin in restaurant
Round Up for Camp Day (round the after-tax total of an order to the
nearest dollar amount)
Text CAMP to 41518 in USA to donate $5
Donate online at sendakidtocamp.com
"Camp Day is our largest fundraising activity of the year and accounts
for 60% of all funds raised annually," says Newnham. "Through the
generosity of our loyal guests and continued support of our restaurant
owners and team members, thousands of low-income children can
experience camp. Buying a coffee on Camp Day makes a true difference
and with the 40th anniversary of the Foundation this year, we want to make it the most
successful year to date."
Children who attend one of the Foundation's six camps are selected from
within the communities where Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants
are located. Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurant owners work
closely with local youth organizations and schools to the identify
children who would benefit most from the experience. Often, this camp
experience is the first time a child has travelled outside their
community. During their stay at a 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
campers or their families.
Tim Horton Children's Foundation: www.facebook.com/timhortonchildrensfoundation; @THCF1974; www.youtube.com/THCF1974
Tim Hortons: https://www.facebook.com/TimHortonsUS; @TimHortonsUS
About the Tim Horton Children's Foundation Camps
The first Tim Horton Children's Foundation camp opened in Parry Sound,
ON in 1975 with just 200 kids. Today, the Foundation operates six
year-round camps across North America serving more than 17,000
low-income children. Campers have the opportunity to attend one of
three programs, including a Winter and Summer Camp Program (ages 9-12),
a Year Round Group Program 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 13-17).
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. By the end of 2014, more than
200,000 children will 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.
About Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in
North America based on market capitalization. Operating in the quick
service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a
broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium
coffee, espresso-based beverages, specialty teas, home-style soups,
fresh sandwiches, grilled panini, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and
fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of March 30,
2014, Tim Hortons had 870 restaurants in the United States and 4,524
restaurants systemwide. To learn more about Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake
Shop, visit www.timhortons.com or follow on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TimHortonsUS), Twitter (@TimHortonsUS) and Instagram (@timhortonscafeandbakeshop).
SOURCE: Tim Hortons
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