Camp Day A Success At Friendly Neighbourhood Coffee Shop

Wednesday June 4th, 2014

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Stuck on a good cause, Tim Hortons’ Camp Day is making a lasting impression again.

On the first Wednesday of June, store owners annually donate 100-per-cent of coffee sales so Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF) can send kids to camp. With activities being held across the county to raise money as well, one store in particular showcased some super heroics.

Located at 6605 Tecumseh Road East, the east Windsor coffee shop had plenty to see. In addition to police and firefighter volunteers, Spider-Man himself swung by to support the cause. He put on a show, posing for photos with children and adults alike, between 9:30-10:30. The end result was a resounding success.

Besides the friendly neighbourhood web-slinger, other activities were held. Kids could punch-a-hole and pop balloons to try and win a prize. Sales from a hot dog BBQ, bake sale, samosas, Kool-Aid Jammers and popcorn benefitted Camp Day efforts, face painting was available and customers could enter a raffle. Prizes included a gift basket from Paper Heroes – Comic Book Lounge & Collectibles, Staples, East Side Mario’s and Scentsy prize-packs, iTunes and Wal-Mart gift cards.

As Camp Day continues, even non-coffee drinkers can help in several ways. Rent-a-tent or rent-a-cabin allows people to donate money and have their name written on a paper tent or cabin displayed in the store. For those who can’t make it to a Tim Hortons at all, you can donate on their website.

Working with local youth groups and schools, store owners select children between 9-12 to attend THCF’s six camp sites. One session in summer and the other in March.

Camp Day sales and donations this year will help send over 17,000 kids to camp.

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