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  U.S.  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  themselves."  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             sendakidtocamp.com  "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 #CampDay Tim Horton Children's Foundation:  www.facebook.com/timhortonchildrensfoundation; @THCF1974;  www.youtube.com/THCF1974 Tim Hortons: https://www.facebook.com/TimHortons; @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  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  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 www.thcf.com.  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 www.timhortons.com.    SOURCE  Tim Hortons  or to arrange an interview, please contact:  Olga Petrycki petrycki_olga@timhortons.com 905.339.5960  Ashleigh Martyn martyn_ashleigh@timhortons.com 905.339.5578  Image with caption: "Today Tim Hortons restaurant owners donate 100 per cent  of the proceeds from coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation to  help send kids across Canada and the United States to camp. (CNW Group/Tim  Hortons)". Image available at:   http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140604_C8366_PHOTO_EN_41037.jpg  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2014/04/c8366.html  CO: Tim Hortons ST: Ontario NI: RES FBR FOD *  
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