Through generous coffee and bracelet purchases, Tim Hortons Guests® and Restaurant owners will help change the lives of 20,000 youth from low-income families
OAKVILLE, ON, June 14, 2018 /CNW/ - On June 6th, Tim Hortons® Guests and Restaurant Owners together helped change the lives of Canadian youth by raising over $13 million during the annual Camp Day initiative – making 2018 one of the most successful Camp Days in its more than 25 year history.
Each year on Camp Day, 100 per cent of hot coffee sales and bracelet purchases at participating Tim Hortons restaurants goes toward giving thousands of youth from low-income families a life-changing experience at one of seven signature Tim Horton Camps across Canada and the U.S. Each location operated by the Tim Horton Children's Foundation (THCF), offers a distinct camp experience intentionally designed to help empower campers to reach their full potential, allowing them to foster a sense of leadership, community and self-worth.
"We owe much of what we do to the funds raised on Camp Day," says Dave Newnham, President & Executive Director, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "We are so thankful to the Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners and Guests from across the country for their incredible generosity. Together, we are helping youth from low-income homes find their own success and thrive as contributing members of their communities. It's more than just a visit to camp. Our programs are transformative and we can't do it without the support of Canadians on Camp Day."
For over 25 years, more than $185 million has been raised for the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, allowing more than 277,000 kids to attend a Tim Horton signature camp at no cost to their families. With one in seven children in Canada living in poverty, Camp Day is essential to positively impacting the lives of youth from low income families.
"We are thrilled to see another successful Camp Day fundraiser sending youth from low-income families on a life-changing experience," says Sami Siddiqui, President, Tim Hortons Canada. "Thank you to our generous Guests and Restaurant Owners from communities across the country. Because of you, you've helped bring a brighter future to kids across Canada."
Guests still looking to contribute can purchase a limited edition Camp Day bracelet available at participating Tim Hortons restaurants for $2.00. Guests can also continue to support with one-time, or monthly donations online at any time at timscampday.ca.
How to join the Camp Day conversation:
- Like THCF facebook.com/timhortonchildrensfoundation
- Follow THCF on Twitter @THCF1974
- Follow THCF on Instagram @THCF1974
- Subscribe to THCF on YouTube youtube.com/THCF1974
- Like Tim Hortons facebook.com/TimHortons
- Follow Tim Hortons on Twitter @Tim Hortons
- Follow Tim Hortons on Instagram @TimHortons
- Subscribe to Tim Hortons on YouTube youtube.com/TimHortons
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 from low-income families. 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. By the end of 2017, more than 250,000 children will 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.
About the Tim Horton Children's Foundation Camps
The first Tim Horton Children's Foundation camp opened in Parry Sound, ON in 1975 with just 200 kids. Today, the Foundation operates seven camps across North America and will serve more than 20,000 youth from low-income families in 2018. Camp programs include an experience lasting four days in length for schools throughout the fall, winter and spring, and a five-level Youth Leadership Program in the summer for participants ages 12 to 16, focused on building lifelong leadership skills. Guests can make donations year-round at thcf.com.
ABOUT TIM HORTONS®
TIM HORTONS®, part of Restaurant Brands International, is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, TIM HORTONS® appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of September 30, 2015, TIM HORTONS® had more than 4,700 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.
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