OAKVILLE, Ont. — On May 31, 100 per cent of proceeds from hot-coffee sales at participating Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada and the U.S. will help send thousands of youth from low-income families to camp.
Operated by the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, camp focuses on helping youth become resourceful, responsible and empowered individuals through repeated experiences over a five-year period. It provides them with the tools they need to build brighter futures for themselves and have a positive impact in their communities. Between camp visits, youth also complete constructive actions meant to support the transfer of learning back home.
“Camp is the catalyst for change for a lot of these kids,” says Dave Newnham, president & executive director, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. “By nurturing youth in a supportive environment, we’re helping to shape the next generation. We challenge campers to a range of skill-building activities from wilderness expeditions to high-ropes courses, working with them towards targeted goals that will support their long-term growth and transition into adulthood.”
Guests can also purchase limited-edition Camp Day bracelets — available in red, blue, orange and green — for $2 plus tax, with all proceeds supported the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. Through combined sales of hot coffee and bracelet purchases last year, Canadians helped to send 19,000 kids to camp.
“Along with our restaurant owners, Tim Hortons is proud to host our annual Camp Day, which last year raised more than $13.1 million for participating youth to have a meaningful camp experience,” says Sami Siddiqui, president, Tim Hortons Canada. “Thanks to the continued generosity of our guests and restaurant owners over the past 25 years, more than 237,000 kids have been given the camp experience of a lifetime.”