Tim Hortons Camp Day does it again: A record $11.8 million raised!
Camp Day continues to raise record numbers through coffee sales and generous
donations to help send more than 16,000 kids to camp
OAKVILLE, ON, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Tim Hortons generous restaurant owners and
loyal guests came together again to raise a record $11.8 million for the Tim
Horton Children's Foundation's biggest fundraiser of the year. The money
raised on Camp Day will help send more than 16,000 economically disadvantaged
kids in Canada and the U.S. on a life-changing experience.
On Camp Day, more than 4,000 Tim Hortons restaurant locations in Canada and
the United States generously donate all proceeds from coffee sales to the Tim
Horton Children's Foundation (THCF) and host fundraising events to raise
additional money for the camps. Last year's event raised a record $11 million,
giving more than 15,000 kids the opportunity to experience the positive impact
of a Tim Horton Children's Camp.
"Breaking the cycle of poverty and helping economically disadvantaged children
aspire for a brighter future is at the heart of Tim Horton Children's
Foundation," said Dave Newnham, vice president and executive director, Tim
Horton Children's Foundation. "None of this would be possible without the
support of our loyal guests and dedication of our Tim Hortons restaurant
owners and team members. Thank you to everyone who bought a coffee and made a
donation to help make this year's Camp Day a great success."
In addition to purchasing a Tim Hortons coffee on June 5, guests had the
opportunity to directly support children in their community and send even more
kids to camp by texting a $5 donation, donating online or making a donation in
restaurant by purchasing a $1 Rent-a-Tent or $5 Rent-a-Cabin. Guests can also
contribute year-round through sendakidtocamp.com and THCF coin boxes at Tim
"Each and every donation made on Camp Day and throughout the year has the
power to change the lives of children in your community," added Newnham. "The
donations not only give thousands of deserving kids the chance to experience a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity each year, but it can make a lasting impact as
children who attend our camp often return home with a more positive attitude
and 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 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).
Tim Hortons restaurant owners work closely with local youth organizations and
schools to identify children in their community who would most benefit from an
experience at camp. This camp experience is often the first time a child has
experienced camp or travelled outside their town or city. While at the 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 their families.
Tim Hortons Inc. Overview
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 and fruit smoothies, home-style soups,
fresh Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh
baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As ofMarch 31(st), 2013, Tim
Hortons had 4,288 system-wide restaurants, including 3,453 inCanada, 808 in
theUnited Statesand 27 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information
about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.
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
disadvantaged homes. 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.
or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Hailey DeDominicis Dedominicis_hailey@timhortons.com 905.337.5349
Alexandra Cygal email@example.com 905.339.5960
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