OAKVILLE — Canada’s largest foodservice chain is lending a helping hand to those in need in the earthquake ravaged isle of Haiti.
On Monday, Jan. 18, the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation coin boxes, located on every Tim Hortons counter and in every drive-thru in its more than 3,500 stores across Canada and the U.S., were put into play for UNICEF’s Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Moreover, a donation of $100,000 is also being made to UNICEF on behalf of Tim Hortons store owners and corporate offices.
“The magnitude of this disaster is exacerbated by the lack of resources and poverty in Haiti,” said Don Schroeder, the company’s president & CEO. “Our store owners and corporate staff immediately wanted to help. Our hearts go out to our many staff and customers, particularly in Quebec, who have family and friends in Haiti. The coin box collection allows people to make even the smallest contribution, because as we know, every penny adds up.”
Tim Hortons has focused on supporting children and youth in the communities in which its stores operate since 1964.
“UNICEF is thrilled with this tremendous show of support from Tim Hortons,” said UNICEF Canada president and CEO, Nigel Fisher. “Through this donation, and the continued support of Canadians, we are helping children and families in Haiti whose lives have been devastated by this disaster.”