Tim Hortons Camp Day raises $11.8 million

 - More than 17,000 kids will go to camp thanks to the generous support of Tim  Hortons guests and restaurant owners across North America -  OAKVILLE, ON, June 10, 2014 /CNW/ - With coffee cups in hand, Tim Hortons  guests and restaurant owners from across North America came together to raise  $11.8 million during this year's Camp Day on Wednesday, June 4. All funds  raised will make the opportunity to attend camp a reality for more than 17,000  kids from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  On Camp Day, 100 per cent of proceeds from coffee sales at the more than 4,500  Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada and the United States are donated to the  Tim Horton Children's Foundation (THCF) to send kids from low-income homes on  an unforgettable camp experience.  "From our loyal guests and generous restaurant owners to our dedicated team  members, local celebrities and volunteers, we want to thank you for making  this year's Camp Day a great success," said Dave Newnham, Vice President and  Executive Director, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "Your support not only  sends kids on an amazing camp adventure, but also helps them gain the skills,  experience and confidence to build a brighter future."  In addition to purchasing a Tim Hortons coffee on June 4, guests supported  Camp Day by making a donation in restaurant, rounding up their order to the  nearest dollar amount, texting CAMP to 45678 (Canada) or 41518 (U.S.) to make  a $5 donation, and donating online at sendakidtocamp.com.  "We couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate the 40(th) anniversary  of the Foundation than by raising $11.8 million on Camp Day," said Newnham.  "As our largest fundraiser of the year, Camp Day has been essential to helping  us make a true difference by sending more than 200,000 kids to camp by the end  of 2014."  Social Media #CampDay; #MakingATrueDifference Tim Horton Children's Foundation:  www.facebook.com/timhortonchildrensfoundation; @THCF1974;  www.youtube.com/THCF1974 Tim Hortons: https://www.facebook.com/TimHortons; @TimHortons  Tim Hortons US: 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  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  For further information 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    To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2014/10/c9259.html  CO: Tim Hortons ST: Ontario NI: RES FBR FOD * CHARITY  
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