OAKVILLE, Ont. — Tim Hortons is sharing smiles with Canadians from coast to coast with the return of the annual Smile-Cookie fundraiser. Until September 17, guests can purchase a Tim Hortons chocolate chunk Smile Cookie for $1 (plus tax) and restaurant owners will donate the full amount to local charities, hospitals and community programs in the communities where the cookies are sold.
What began as a fundraiser for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in 1996 has since grown to a national initiative. This year, more than 500 charities, hospitals and community programs will benefit directly from the Smile Cookie campaign — from the Stollery Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alta. to Nutrition for Learning in Cambridge, Ont.
“We’re very grateful to our guests and restaurant owners who go above and beyond each year to support their local communities through the Smile-Cookie campaign,” says Sami Siddiqui, president, Tim Hortons Canada. “Thanks to the donations, our guests can feel proud knowing the money raised during the campaign will be directly supporting organizations in their community.”
This year, Tim Hortons is encouraging Canadians to show their support on social media using the hashtag #SmileCookie.