Each year, the first Wednesday in June is Tim Hortons Camp Day. Camp Day is the one day each year when Tim Hortons restaurant owners donate 100 per cent of the proceeds from coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation (THCF), making it the Foundation's largest fundraiser each year. Mark your calendars for next year's Camp Day: Wednesday, June 4th!
What One Cup of Coffee Can Do
Thanks to the generous support of Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners and their loyal guests, Camp Day 2013 was a huge success, raising an incredible $11.8 million for the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. The funds raised on Camp Day will positively impact over 16,000 economically disadvantaged who attend camp with the Foundation in 2013.
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 to see how our guests come together to support the Foundation," says Bill Moir, President, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "On Camp Day, buying a cup of coffee and participating in the many activities helps contribute to a positive change in a 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 Restaurants through the 'Rent-a-Tent' and 'Rent-a-Cabin' program where guests can personalize paper cut-out tents and cabins and post them in the restaurant for a donation. Other activities may include: indoor and outdoor games; silent auctions; face-painting; and drive-thru window washing. Some restaurants will invite special guests, including sports and media personalities, to greet guests and pour coffee throughout the day.