Thanks to loyal Tim Hortons guests and generous restaurant owners, Camp Day raised a record $11 million in 2012, which helped send more than 15,000 deserving kids from economically disadvantaged homes on a once-in a-lifetime camping adventure. This year Camp Day is on Wednesday, June 5th, and with your support we'll be able to send over 16,000 children to camp this year.
What One Cup of Coffee Can Do
Every time a guest buys a coffee at Tim Hortons on Camp Day they will help send more than 16,000 kids - who could otherwise not afford it - on the camping adventure of a lifetime. All children who attend one of the Foundation's six camps are selected from within the communities where Tim Hortons Restaurants are located. Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners work closely with local youth organizations and schools to select children, between the ages of nine and 12, to attend a 10-day summer camp session or seven day winter camp session.
"It's overwhelming each year see how our guests come together support Foundation," says Bill Moir, President, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. " On Camp Day, buying cup of coffee and participating the many activities helps contribute to positive change in child's life. And that's a good feeling."
Additional Fundraising and Special Guests
On Camp Day, guests can expect additional fundraising activities at many of their local Tim Hortons Restaurants. For example, funds are also raised at some Restaurants through a 'Rent-a-Tent' promotion where guests can personalize paper cut-out tents and post them in-restaurant for a donation. Other activities may include: indoor and outdoor games; silent auctions; face-painting; and drive-thru window washing. Some guests will invite special guests, including sports and media personalities, to greet guests and pour coffee throughout the day.