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Every penny from coffee sales on Camp Day, June 2nd will help send thousands of kids to camp!
Wednesday, June 2 is Tim Hortons Camp Day! Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons stores across Canada and the United States will be donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.
On Camp Day, customers can buy a coffee and help send more than 14,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Campers aged nine to 12 years attend a 10-day summer camp session or a seven-day winter camp session, at one of the Foundation’s six camps in Canada and the United States. All the children are selected by Tim Hortons Store Owners who work closely with local youth organizations and schools to identify kids who would most benefit from an experience at camp.
“The support that we receive from Tim Hortons customers every year is overwhelming,” says Bill Moir, President, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. “They’re helping make a huge difference in the life of so many children. For many, a camp experience is their first time away from home and it’s life changing. Shy kids become confident, scared kids become brave. The experience inspires them for years to come.”
During their stay at camp, kids participate in a wide range of first-class programs and activities designed to build self-confidence, self esteem and leadership skills. The Foundation is committed to providing an enriched and memorable experience for campers, giving them confidence in their abilities, pride in their accomplishments and a more positive view of the world and their place in it.
Following a camp session, Sandra from Burton, MI had this to say about her son’s camping experience:
“I would like to say thank you to all of you who take the time to make sure that kids get a chance to go to camp. My son was chosen through Big Brothers and the Tim Hortons in Burton, Michigan. His father died when he was just nine years old, and this gave him a chance to see what good people do in life. He needs positive role models in his life and Tim Horton Children’s Foundation gave him great things to strive for in life. We are very appreciative of all that you do for children. And I am here to tell you that you have a great effect on our children and families. My son would not have a chance to experience such thing in his life without all of you. Thank you.
About the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation
The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1974. Funding for the Foundation comes from Camp Day, fundraising activities, special events, year-round public donations collected through counter and drive-thru coin boxes and other donations. Since 1975 more than 130,000 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.timhortonchildrensfoundation.com. You can also donate online at www.sendakidtocamp.com.
For more information, please contact:
David Morelli: Director, Public Affairs, Tim Hortons. (905) 339-6277
Jeffrey Hoffman: Senior Manager, Community Relations, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. (519) 448-1248