The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent Foundation benefitted in more than $16,000 in smiles.
Recently, Tim Hortons locations in Chatham, Dresden and Wallaceburg participated in the national, weeklong Smile Cookie campaign, donating all of the local proceeds from every Smile Cookie sale to the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation.
From Sept. 12 through 18, residents in Chatham-Kent indulged in Tim Hortons’ $1 Smile Cookies, eating their way through $16,220, all in support of the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation.
“The Children’s Treatment Centre and Foundation are excited that local Tim Hortons decided to support us, for the second year, with their Smile Cookie campaign,” said Mike Genge, Executive Director of the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation. “The Smile Cookie campaign was an exciting, tasty fundraiser that all of Chatham-Kent wanted to support and enjoy.”
Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 as a way to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital, and has grown to become a major fundraising event at Tim Hortons restaurants. Nationally, Tim Hortons restaurant owners support 460 Canadian charities, hospitals and community programs through the campaign. Last year’s campaign raised over $6.3 million across Canada- and Chatham-Kent raised $11,060 of this total for the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation.