TORONTO — Tim Hortons has announced that more than one million orange-sprinkle doughnuts were sold during its fundraising campaign and more than $1.6 million was raised in support of residential school survivors. All of the proceeds are being donated to the Orange Shirt Society and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
A Tim Hortons restaurant in Kamloops, B.C. sold more than 2,300 orange-sprinkled doughnuts on the first day, marking the most in the country.
“We can’t say thank you enough to everyone across Canada who supported this campaign. It’s such an amazing result and we’re so proud,” says Shane Gottfriedson, Tim Hortons franchisee, former Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation chief and former B.C. regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations. “I also want to thank Tims Hortons and my fellow Tims owners across Canada who stood beside us in launching this campaign and put their hearts into making it such an incredible success story.”
“The Indian Residential School Survivors Society would like to express our profound gratitude to Tim Hortons and all the restaurant owners across Canada for their commitment to reconciliation by taking action to initiate their orange-sprinkle-doughnut campaign,” says Angela White, executive director of the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. “We’re working tirelessly to support survivors of residential schools and their families through programs and services for the youth, 2SLGBTQ+, elders and families. This donation will allow us to ensure the quality of programs are enhanced in providing safe cultural spaces, and build capacity in offering additional counsellors, therapists and knowledge keepers.”