Penny for a brighter future: Tim Horton Children's Foundation penny drive aims to send more kids to camp

Penny for a brighter future: Tim Horton Children's Foundation penny drive aims 
to send more kids to camp 
The copper coin may be coming to an end, but its impact is long-lasting for 
the economically disadvantaged kids who take part in Tim Horton Children's 
Foundation programs. 
OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Every penny really does count for the Tim 
Horton Children's Foundation. Each year, the Foundation collects almost $1 
million in pennies dropped into collection boxes at Tim Hortons restaurants 
across Canada. Tim Horton Children's Foundation is asking Canadians to give 
their remaining pennies a fond farewell by donating them to support kids in 
need across Canada with the gift of camp. 
"Tim Hortons guests have proven year after year that just one penny can make a 
difference in the lives of deserving children," says Dave Newnham, Vice 
President and Executive Director, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "The 
approximate $1 million the Foundation raises each year through penny donations 
in restaurant coin boxes sends hundreds and hundreds of kids to camp. These 
are children for whom we can effect positive change and a greater confidence 
about their future." 
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 kids through its programs. Children 
in communities across Canada 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 kids and their 
"We are truly thankful for the support of our loyal guests and restaurant 
owners year after year," said Newnham. "Through their generous donations and 
fundraising efforts, we are able to cover the full cost of a first-class camp 
experience for so many deserving children each year. Now, with pennies going 
out of production, it's important for our guests to collect and donate their 
unwanted pennies to help us send more kids to camp. And, more importantly, to 
continue to donate spare change to coin boxes in Tim Hortons restaurants once 
the penny is no longer in circulation." 
In 2012, the Tim Horton Children's Foundation sent more than 15,000 children 
to camp. More than 75 per cent of revenue generated by the Foundation comes 
from Camp Day activities and Tim Hortons coin boxes, with coin boxes at Tim 
Hortons counters and drive-thrus raising about $7 million annually. 
About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains inNorth 
Americabased on market capitalization, and the largest inCanada. Operating 
in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals 
to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, 
espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and 
espresso shots, specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh 
Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked 
goods, including our trademark donuts. As ofSeptember 30th, 2012, Tim 
Hortons had 4,138 system-wide restaurants, including 3,365 inCanada, 755 in 
theUnited Statesand 18 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information 
about the Company is available at FollowTim Hortons on 
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  
For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact: 
Alexandra Cygal 905.339.5960  Jennifer Meneses 416-413-5113 
SOURCE: Tim Hortons Inc. 
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