Today is Tim Hortons Camp Day: every coffee makes a true difference

Today is Tim Hortons Camp Day: every coffee makes a true difference 
-On Camp Day, 100 per cent of coffee sales are donated to the Tim Horton 
Children's Foundation to send thousands of deserving children on a 
life-changing camp experience-
OAKVILLE, ON, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - 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 guests can help make camp 
a reality for thousands of economically disadvantaged kids in Canada and the 
Today, Tim Hortons 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 camp adventure. Last year, a record $11.8 
million was raised in Canada and the United States 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 help develop the 
skills, confidence and positive attitude needed to build a brighter future for 
In addition to buying a coffee, Tim Hortons 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 45678 in Canada to donate $5
        --  Text CAMP to 41518 in USA to donate $5
        --  Donate online at

"Camp Day is our largest fundraising activity of the year and accounts for 60% 
of all funds raised annually," said 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 to date."

Children who attend one of the Foundation's six camps are selected from within 
the communities where Tim Hortons restaurants are located. Tim Hortons 
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
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Tim Hortons:; @TimHortons

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 

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. 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

About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North 
America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. 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, 
hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso 
shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini 
and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products.  
As of March 30, 2014, Tim Hortons had 4,524 systemwide restaurants, including 
3,610 in Canada, 870 in the United States and 44 in the Gulf Cooperation 
Council. More information about the Company is available at

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