A coffee can make a true difference on Tim Hortons Camp Day: June 4, 2014

  A coffee can make a true difference on Tim Hortons Camp Day: June 4, 2014

PR Newswire

DUBLIN, OH, June 2, 2014

- On Camp Day, 100 percent of coffee sales are donated to the Tim Horton
Children's Foundation to send thousands of deserving children on a
life-changing camp experience -

DUBLIN, OH, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Going to camp is a childhood rite of
passage in North American culture, but for many children this quintessential
experience is out of reach. On Camp Day, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop guests
can help make camp a reality for thousands of economically disadvantaged kids
across North America.

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On June 4, 2014, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurant owners will
generously donate all proceeds from coffee sales, as well as other fundraising
activities, to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation (THCF). All funds raised
go directly to sending kids on an inspiring and unforgettable camping
adventure. Last year, a record $11.8 million was raised in the United States
and Canada to help send more than 17,000 kids to camp.

"The Tim Horton Children's Foundation provides more than just a camp
experience to every child who attends," said Dave Newnham, Vice President and
Executive Director, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "It's the opportunity
for children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to develop the
skills, confidence and positive attitude needed to build a brighter future for
themselves."

In addition to buying a coffee, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop guests can
directly impact children in their community through additional in-restaurant
and online fundraising activities. Ways to participate include:

  *Make a donation by purchasing a tent or cabin in restaurant
  *Round Up for Camp Day (round the after-tax total of an order to the
    nearest dollar amount)
  *Text CAMP to 41518 in USA to donate $5
  *Donate online at sendakidtocamp.com

"Camp Day is our largest fundraising activity of the year and accounts for 60%
of all funds raised annually," says Newnham. "Through the generosity of our
loyal guests and continued support of our restaurant owners and team members,
thousands of low-income children can experience camp. Buying a coffee on Camp
Day makes a true difference and with the 40^th anniversary of the Foundation
this year, we want to make it the most successful year to date."

Children who attend one of the Foundation's six camps are selected from within
the communities where Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants are located.
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurant owners work closely with local youth
organizations and schools to the identify children who would benefit most from
the experience. Often, this camp experience is the first time a child has
travelled outside their community. 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 campers or
their families.

Social Media
#CampDay
Tim Horton Children's Foundation:
www.facebook.com/timhortonchildrensfoundation; @THCF1974;
www.youtube.com/THCF1974
Tim Hortons: https://www.facebook.com/TimHortonsUS; @TimHortonsUS

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 six year-round camps
across North America serving more than 17,000 low-income children. Campers
have the opportunity to attend one of three programs, including a Winter and
Summer Camp Program (ages 9-12), a Year Round Group Program 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
13-17).

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. By the end of 2014, more than 200,000 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 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 panini, wraps, hot
breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As
of March 30, 2014, Tim Hortons had 870 restaurants in the United States and
4,524 restaurants systemwide. To learn more about Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake
Shop, visit www.timhortons.com or follow on Facebook
(www.facebook.com/TimHortonsUS), Twitter (@TimHortonsUS) and Instagram
(@timhortonscafeandbakeshop).

SOURCE Tim Hortons

Contact:

Media Contact:
Brynn Burton
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Phone: 614-356-3942
Email:burton_brynn@timhortons.com
 
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