Tim Horton Children's Foundation Helps Launch GivingTuesday in Canada

Movement Encourages Canadians to Share the Giving Spirit

ST. GEORGE, ON, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Tim Horton Children's Foundation today announced its founding partnership with GivingTuesday, a global movement aimed at harnessing the collective power of a unique blend of partners, including charities, businesses, and individuals, to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season.

On Tuesday, December 3, GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national movement dedicated to spreading the spirit of giving during the holiday season. In the same way that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with holiday shopping, GivingTuesday encourages participants to find new ways to support the charities and causes closest to their hearts. Whether they donate time, money, or support, the individuals and organizations taking part in GivingTuesday are instrumental in spreading the giving spirit and supporting those less fortunate.

"We are excited and honoured to be a founding partner of the first annual GivingTuesday," said Dave Newnham, Vice President, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "The spirit of giving is a core value of the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, and we are eager to help spread this message throughout the holiday season."

In support of GivingTuesday and the spirit of giving, Canadians can visit TimHortons.com/GivingTuesday to make a donation to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. In addition, donations can be made in restaurant via the Tim Horton Children's Foundation donation boxes.  Every donation is a gift for an economically disadvantaged child.  For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit www.GivingTuesday.ca, Connect with GivingTuesday on Facebook at Facebook.com/GivingTuesdayCanada. Follow GivingTuesday on Twitter at Twitter.com/GivingTuesdayCA, #GivingTuesdayCA

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

GivingTuesday was created by 92nd Street Y, which led the effort in partnership with the UN Foundation. GivingTuesday is launching for the first time in Canada in 2013. It was first initiated by GIV3 and CanadaHelps.org, and now lists 15 founding partners. GivingTuesday is a day for the entire charitable sector and encourages all Canadians to join the movement and give and volunteer for charities of their choice.

SOURCE: Tim Horton Children's Foundation

For further information:

Jeffrey Hoffman
Tim Horton Children's Foundation
Telephone: 519-448-1248
Email: jeffrey.hoffman@thcf.com

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