Every penny raised helps send thousands of kids to camp!
OAKVILLE, ON, June 5 /CNW/ - Wednesday, June 6th is a special day at Tim
Hortons, it's Camp Day! Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny
raised from coffee sales at Tim Hortons stores across Canada and the United
States will be donated to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation.
On Camp Day, customers have the opportunity to buy a coffee and help send
over 12,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Campers aged nine to
12 years attend a 10 day summer camp session, or a seven day winter camp
session, at one of the Foundation's six camps. All children who attend camp
are selected by Tim Hortons store owners who work closely with local youth
organizations and schools to identify kids who would most benefit from an
experience at camp.
"The success of Camp Day would not be possible without the overwhelming
support from our customers and the dedication of Tim Hortons store owners and
staff," says Don Schroeder, president of the Tim Horton Children's Foundation.
"With each cup of coffee purchased, our customers give kids who live in their
very own communities an experience to remember and inspire them for years to
During their stay at camp, kids participate in a wide range of
first-class programs and activities designed to build self-confidence, self
esteem and leadership. The Foundation is committed to providing an enriched
and memorable experience for campers, giving them confidence in their
abilities, pride in their accomplishments and a more positive view of the
world and their place in it.
Following a camp session, Jessica from Roseville, Michigan had this to
say about her son's experience: "I feel like it wasn't just a camping trip for
him, it was a learning and growing experience as well. He is so much more
independent and wants to do things for others. He was so very excited about
all the things he learned at camp."
The Tim Horton Children's Foundation is a non-profit charitable
organization founded in 1974. Funding for the Foundation comes from Camp Day,
fundraising activities, special events, year-round public donations collected
through counter and drive-thru coin boxes and other donations. Since 1975 over
95,000 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.timhortonchildrensfoundation.com.
For further information:
For further information: Jodi Bond, Corporate Communications Officer,
Tim Hortons, (905) 339-5644; Dave Newnham, Executive Director, Tim Horton
Children's Foundation, (519) 448-1248