Have a coffee and change a life on Tim Hortons Camp Day
DUBLIN, OH, June 3, 2013
100% of all coffee sales on June 5 will give thousands of deserving children a
DUBLIN, OH, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Your daily cup of coffee and a
donation will make a world of difference to a child in your local community on
Wednesday, June 5. Tim Hortons Camp Day - the annual fundraiser that sends
economically disadvantaged kids to camp - is back with the goal of sending
even more kids to camp.
On Camp Day, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurant owners generously donate
all proceeds from coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation (THCF),
helping send kids on an unforgettable, fun-filled camping adventure to help
inspire them for a better future. Last year alone, thanks to Tim Hortons Cafe
& Bake Shop guests and through the efforts of more than 3,700 Tim Hortons
restaurants, a record $11 million was raised in the United States and Canada.
More than 15,000 kids were able to experience the life-changing impact of a
Tim Horton Children's camp.
"The mission of Tim Horton Children's Foundation is to help break the cycle of
poverty by giving economically disadvantaged children the skills and mindset
to aspire for a brighter future," said Dave Newnham, vice president and
executive director, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "We've seen time and
time again that once a child attends our camp, they return home with a more
positive attitude and greater confidence about their future. Our goal is to
see more of that with more children. And, Camp Day is our single-most
important fundraiser to help make that happen."
With their purchase of coffee on June 5, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop guests
directly impact the children in their local communities who are able to take
part in the experience of a lifetime. Guests can also help send even more kids
to camp by donating in the following ways:
*Text CAMP to 41518 to donate $5
*Online at sendakidtocamp.com
*Rent-a-Tent for a $1 donation in restaurant
*Rent-a-Cabin for a $5 donation in restaurant
"The success of Camp Day, and ultimately the Tim Horton Children's Foundation,
wouldn't be possible without our loyal guests and the generosity and
dedication of Tim Hortons restaurant owners and team members," added Newnham.
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurant owners work closely with local youth
organizations and schools in their communities to identify those kids in their
community who would most benefit from an experience at camp. Most often, this
camp experience is the first time a child has travelled outside their town or
city or has ever experienced camp. During their stay at a THCF camp, kids
participate in a wide range of first-class programs and activities designed to
build self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills.The powerful life
experiences learned at THCF camps come at absolutely no cost to the kids and
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 180,000 kids through its innovative
year-round programming. Children 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 youth leadership program focused on building lifelong
leadership skills (ages 13-18).
'Like' the THCF on Facebook at facebook.com/timhortonchildrensfoundation and
follow @TimHortonsUS on Twitter to join the #CampDay and #THCF conversation.
About Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North
America based on market capitalization. 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 beverages,
specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, grilled paninis, wraps,
hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark
donuts. As of March 31, 2013, Tim Hortons had 808 restaurants in the United
States and 4,288 restaurants systemwide. For more information, visit
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.
SOURCE Tim Hortons
Manager, Public Relations, U.S.
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
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