100% of all coffee sales today will give thousands of deserving children
a once-in-a-lifetime experience
OAKVILLE, ON, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Your daily cup of coffee and a
donation will make a world of difference to a child in your local
community today. Tim Hortons Camp Day - the annual fundraiser that
sends economically disadvantaged kids to camp - is back with the goal
of sending even more kids to camp.
On Camp Day, Tim Hortons restaurant owners generously donate all
proceeds from coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation
(THCF), helping send kids on an unforgettable, fun-filled camping
adventure to help inspire them for a better future. Last year alone,
thanks to Tim Hortons guests and through the efforts of more than 3,700
Tim Hortons restaurants, a record $11 million was raised in Canada and
the United States. More than 15,000 kids were able to experience the
life-changing impact of a Tim Horton Children's camp.
"The mission of Tim Horton Children's Foundation is to help break the
cycle of poverty by giving economically disadvantaged children the
skills and mindset to aspire for a brighter future," said Dave Newnham,
vice president and executive director, Tim Horton Children's
Foundation. "We've seen time and time again that once a child attends
our camp, they return home with a more positive attitude and greater
confidence about their future. Our goal is to see more of that with
more children. And, Camp Day is our single-most important fundraiser
to help make that happen."
With their purchase of coffee today, Tim Hortons guests directly impact
the children in their local communities who are able to take part in
the experience of a lifetime. Guests can also help send even more kids
to camp by donating in the following ways:
Text CAMP to 45678 to donate $5
Online at sendakidtocamp.com
Rent-a-Tent for a $1 donation in restaurant
Rent-a-Cabin for a $5 donation in restaurant
"The success of Camp Day, and ultimately the Tim Horton Children's
Foundation, wouldn't be possible without our loyal guests and the
generosity and dedication of Tim Hortons restaurant owners and team
members," added Newnham.
Tim Hortons restaurant owners work closely with local youth
organizations and schools in their communities to identify those kids
in their community who would most benefit from an experience at camp.
Most often, this camp experience is the first time a child has
travelled outside their town or city or has ever experienced camp.
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 kids and their
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).
'Like' the THCF on Facebook at facebook.com/timhortonchildrensfoundation and follow @TimHortons on Twitter to join the #CampDay and #THCF conversation.
About Tim Hortons Inc.
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 and fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh Panini and
classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked
goods, including our trademark donuts. As of March 31st, 2013, Tim
Hortons had 4,288 systemwide restaurants, including 3,453 in Canada,
808 in the United States and 27 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 180,000
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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