This September, Chatham-Kent indulged in Tim Hortons’ $1 Smile Cookies, eating their way through $20,068, all in support of the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation.
All Chatham, Dresden and Wallaceburg Tim Hortons locations participated in the national, week-long Smile Cookie program, donating all of the proceeds from every Smile Cookie sold to Foundation.
“Funds from this year’s Smile Cookie campaign are earmarked to the CTC Foundation’s Butterfly Building Campaign, supporting building a larger, more accessible, state-of-the-art Children’s Treatment Centre,” explained Mike Genge, Executive Director of the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation. “The new building will include accessibility enhancements, reduced waitlists, more therapy space, family resource, education and meeting space, space for groups, specialized clinics and specialized equipment.”
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.
“Chatham-Kent Tim Hortons’ have been long-time, major supporters of the CTC and Foundation and we’re extremely appreciative of their continued support,” stated Donna Litwin-Makey, Executive Director of the Children’s Treatment Centre.