Buy a Cup of Coffee and Help Change a Child's Life
TORONTO, June 3 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // - Wednesday, June 4 is Tim Hortons Camp Day! Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons stores across Canada and the United States will be donated to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation.
On Camp Day, customers have the opportunity to buy a coffee and help send over 13,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Campers aged nine to 12 years attend a 10 day summer camp session, or a seven day winter camp session, at one of the Foundation's six camps. All children who attend camp are selected by Tim Hortons store owners who work closely with local youth organizations and schools to identify kids who would most benefit from an experience at camp.
"The outpouring of support that we receive from loyal Tim Hortons customers is what makes Camp Day an overwhelming success each year," says Dave Newnham Vice President, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "Supporting Camp Day gives economically disadvantaged kids the opportunity to experience a camping adventure that will inspire them for years to come."
During their stay at camp, kids participate in a wide range of first-class programs and activities designed to build self-confidence, self esteem and leadership skills. The Foundation is committed to providing an enriched and memorable experience for campers, giving them confidence in their abilities, pride in their accomplishments and a more positive view of the world and their place in it.
Following a camp session, Kim from Ancaster, Ontario had this to say about her son's camping experience. "Camp was an awesome experience that my son will not soon forget! Thanks so much for providing for him what I could not right now. My heart has been touched by the kindness and generosity of others."
The Tim Horton Children's Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1974. Funding for the Foundation comes from Camp Day, fundraising activities, special events, year-round public donations collected through counter and drive-thru coin boxes and other donations. Since 1975 over 108,000 children 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.timhortonchildrensfoundation.com.
SOURCE Tim Hortons Inc.