More than 16,000 economically disadvantaged kids in the U.S. and Canada will have a life-changing experience at summer camp this summer thanks to the generosity of restaurant owners and loyal guests of Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop.
A record $11.8 million was raised for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation on Camp Day June 5, an event held annually to raise money for the foundation through proceeds of coffee sales and additional donations from customers. Last year’s Camp Day raised $11 million.
“Breaking the cycle of poverty and helping economically disadvantaged children aspire for a brighter future is at the heart of Tim Horton Children’s Foundation,” said Dave Newnham, vice president and executive director, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, in a news release. “None of this would be possible without the support of our loyal guests and dedication of our Tim Hortons restaurant owners and team members. Thank you to everyone who bought a coffee and made a donation to help make this year’s Camp Day a great success.”
More than 4,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada participated. Customers could “rent” a tent for $1 or a cabin for $5 donation in the days leading up to Camp Day and also give online at sendakidtocamp.com.