Tim Horton Children's Foundation accepts a generous $100,000 donation from event sponsor, Sleep Country Canada
ST. GEORGE, ON, April 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Tim Horton Children's Foundation is honoured to be a part of "An evening with Oprah" in Hamilton, presented by Sleep Country Canada.
"We are delighted and grateful to share in this exciting evening with Oprah Winfrey. She has made a significant and lasting difference in millions of people's lives," says Bill Moir, President of the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "We wish to also express our sincere appreciation to Sleep Country Canada for their sponsorship of the event and their generous donation of $100,000 to our Foundation. The gift will help provide even more deserving children and youth with the opportunity to attend a Tim Horton Children's Foundation camp."
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 165,000 children and youth through its programs. Children in communities across Canada and the United States are sponsored by Tim Hortons restaurant owners to 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 program focused on building lifelong leadership skills (ages 13-18). All programs are designed to increase self-confidence, self-esteem and teach leadership skills that will continue to benefit campers for years to come. The powerful life experiences learned at THCF camps come at absolutely no cost to the children and their families.
"We are truly thankful for the support of Oprah, Sleep Country Canada and all the guests in attendance at this extraordinary evening in Hamilton," said Moir. "As a result of these combined efforts we will be able to provide a first-class camp experience for so many more economically disadvantaged children and youth in the years to come."
In 2012, the Tim Horton Children's Foundation sent more than 15,000 children to camp. A large part of funding for the Foundation comes from Camp Day and the generosity of Tim Hortons restaurant owners who donate all coffee proceeds from that day to the THCF. Other sources of funding include fundraising activities, special events, year-round public donations collected through counter and drive-thru coin boxes and other donations. Since 1975 more than 165,000 children have attended a Foundation camp.
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 165,000 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.
SOURCE: Tim Horton Children's Foundation
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