Tim Hortons Looking For Support On Upcoming Camp Day

Thursday May 28th, 2015

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With summer less than a month away, one Canadian institution is sending kids to camp.

Continuing an annual tradition, Tim Hortons’ Camp Day is fast approaching. Taking place on Wednesday, June 3rd, 100% of coffee proceeds nation-wide will benefit the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF.) In addition, several store events will be held to raise even more money.

Beyond donating coffee sales to THCF, owners remain involved in other ways. Partnering with local youth groups and schools, they select children between 9-12 to attend March and summer camp sessions held by the foundation: It’s a collaboration that benefits everyone involved: Over 17,000 kids went camping last year alone.

Still, customers play the most important role and non-coffee drinkers shouldn’t feel left-out. Aside from the aforementioned fundraising events, people are able to volunteer their time or donate directly in many ways. Customers can round-up the cost of their order with the difference benefiting THCF and purchase a rent-a-tent or rent-a-cabin. The latter two options allow those donating to write their name on a paper tent or cabin to be displayed in the store.

Tim Hortons is also accommodating those who can’t get out for Camp Day. Options for donating include giving $5 by texting CAMP to 45678 or via their website. Being the biggest fundraising day of the year for the foundation, they’re looking for help anywhere they can find it.

Every bit makes a difference too. As stated on the Tim Hortons website, $10 pays for a new camp t-shirt, $50 buys a sleeping bag, $100 provides a child with three meals for a day, $200 buys supplies for rope courses and climbing towers, $500 helps with upgrades to canoes, kayaks and rafts while $1,000 provides an entire camping experience for a child.

Founded in 1974, THCF was created to honour Tim Horton’s love of children and desire to help the less fortunate. Giving kids a chance to visit one of six Canadian camp sites, all programs focus on goal setting and positive personal achievements. They are also designed to help economically disadvantaged children think differently about themselves and their opportunities.

In 2014, $11.8 million was raised on Camp Day. For more information on THCF, how to donate and the event itself, visit their website.

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