ST. GEORGE, ON, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Tim Horton Children's Foundation
thanks Maple Leaf Foods for longstanding commitment to helping kids
discover their best.
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading consumer packaged food company,
headquartered in Toronto with operations across Canada and in the
United States, United Kingdom, Asia and Mexico. Many of the company's
high quality, great tasting and nutritious food products are enjoyed by
thousands of Foundation campers each year.
In addition to the generous donation to the organization's annual food
program, Maple Leaf Foods supports the Foundation's signature golf
tournaments in Canada and the United States through premium level
sponsorships. The company also provides significant contributions
towards the Foundation's Black Tie Gala which funds the organization's
bursary program for past participants pursuing post-secondary
education. Recently Maple Leaf Foods made an incremental five year
commitment towards the Foundation's campaign for new camp development.
As one of the Foundation's largest corporate donors, Maple Leaf Foods
has shown outstanding dedication to building brighter futures for
economically disadvantaged children from Tim Hortons communities across
North America. Richard Lan, Chief Operating Officer, Food Group, Maple
Leaf Food Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Bread
Company, Ltd., comments,
"The Tim Horton Children's Foundation plays a tremendous role in shaping
a bright future for so many children. Investing in the confidence and
growth of our young people is an investment in the future of our
societies and cultures. We are proud to support such an incredible
cause that helps our leaders of tomorrow discover their full
potential." Richard is also a member of the Tim Horton Children's
Foundation Board of Directors.
A Foundation camp experience is an opportunity for a child to gain
valuable life skills in a nurturing environment. Participating in
challenging activities during their time at camp inspires these
children and youth to set personal goals and reach new heights. The
campers receive encouragement from dedicated staff and in turn develop
confidence in their abilities and learn to take pride in their
accomplishments. Many of our campers return home as more caring,
responsible and motivated individuals.
About the Tim Horton Children's Foundation:
The Tim Horton Children's Foundation was established in 1974 in memory
of the great hockey star, Tim Horton. The Foundation was created as a
way to honour Tim's memory, and to keep alive his love for helping
those less fortunate. Since its inception, the Foundation has served
more than 180,000 economically disadvantaged children through its three
camp programs. To learn more about the Tim Horton Children's
Foundation, please visit www.thcf.com.
SOURCE: Tim Horton Children's Foundation
For further information:
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Tim Horton Children's Foundation