Coffee sales and generous donations will help send more than 15,000
deserving kids to camp this year
DUBLIN, OH, June 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Thanks to loyal Tim Hortons guests and
generous restaurant owners, this year's Camp Day raised a record $11
million, which will help send more than 15,000 deserving kids from
economically disadvantaged homes on a once-in a-lifetime camping
On Camp Day, owners of more than 4,000 Tim Hortons restaurants in Canada
and the United States, generously donate all proceeds from coffee sales
to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation (THCF) and hold numerous
fundraising events to raise even more money for the camps. Last year,
the popular event raised $9.9 million and contributed significantly to
sending kids from local schools and community groups to year-round
"A big heartfelt thank you goes out to absolutely everyone in Canada and
the United States who helped make this year's Camp Day such a huge
success," said Dave Newnham, Vice President and Executive Director, Tim
Horton Children's Foundation. "From Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners and
their dedicated team members to media, special guests and above all the
guests who bought coffee and made a donation - everyone contributed to
this great cause."
Year-round contributions through sendakidtocamp.com and Foundation coin boxes at Tim Hortons restaurants significantly
contribute to ongoing fundraising efforts. In fact, $1.4 million
annually is collected in pennies alone.
"Every penny counts and we see the amazing effects of coins dropped in
those Foundation boxes at our restaurants make lasting and impactful
changes in deserving kids' lives every day," added Newnham. "These are
kids who otherwise would not have the means to experience Camp and
change their lives forever. When they visit us, they come home with a
more positive attitude and confidence in themselves and their future."
The Tim Horton Children's Foundation started in 1975 in Parry Sound, ON
and now operates six year-round camps across North America. Since its
inception, more than 165,000 kids participated in the Foundation's
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 program focused on building lifelong leadership skills (ages
Children are selected to attend the summer camp program by Tim Hortons
restaurant owners who work closely with local youth organizations and
schools in their communities to identify kids who would most benefit
from an experience at camp.
About Tim Hortons
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in
North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in
Canada. 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 hot and cold
specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots,
specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches,
wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our
trademark donuts. As of April 1st, 2012, Tim Hortons had 4,042 systemwide restaurants, including 3,315 in
Canada, 721 in the United States and six in the Gulf Cooperation
Council. More information about the company is available at www.timhortons.com.
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 165,000
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.
SOURCE Tim Hortons Inc.
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