Funds raised through coin box donations
OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - In just two weeks, Tim Hortons customers donated $700,000 ($CDN) for UNICEF to help children affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
From January 18th to February 1st, coin boxes in more than 3,000 participating Tim Hortons stores and drive thrus across Canada and the U.S., collected funds for UNICEF's Haiti earthquake relief efforts. This generous customer donation is in addition to the $100,000 corporate donation already made to UNICEF on behalf of Tim Hortons store owners, their staff and all corporate offices.
"Tim Hortons customers are amazing!" said Don Schroeder, President & CEO, Tim Hortons Inc.. "This really proves that it doesn't matter how much you give - whether it's a nickel or dime or a quarter - it all adds up. And in this case, it adds up to well over half a million dollars to help the children of Haiti."
"UNICEF Canada is very thankful to Tim Hortons customers for their generosity in helping Haitian children and families affected by the devastating earthquake," said Nigel Fisher, President and CEO, UNICEF Canada. "With this donation, we can continue to provide life-saving supplies and work towards long term support to transform the lives of children in Haiti."
About Tim Hortons
Tim Hortons is the fourth largest publicly-traded quick service restaurant chain in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. As of September 27, 2009, Tim Hortons had 3,527 systemwide restaurants, including 2,971 in Canada and 556 in the United States. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.
UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF, please visit www.unicef.ca.
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