For one week in September, Tim Hortons guests were able to purchase a specially baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie for $1, with all proceeds being donated by Tim Hortons restaurant owners to support hundreds of local charities, hospitals and community programs across the country.
“Our Mississauga guests and restaurant owners have once again shown their great generosity by raising an impressive $76,440 in support of Community Living Mississauga, says David Clanachan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Tim Hortons Canada. “With every dollar our loyal guests contributed, we are able to directly impact local charities. And, without the incredible support of our restaurant owners, this very important fundraiser would not be possible.”
The campaign started in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario and has grown to become a major fundraising event at Tim Hortons restaurants.
“We are very overwhelmed by the level of support we have received from this year’s Smile Cookie Campaign,” said Eugene Nolin, President of the Board of Directors at Community Living Mississauga. “Proceeds from Smile Cookie Campaign will go towards Community Living Mississauga’s unfunded leisure and recreational programs including the Summer and March Break programs supporting over 200 children and teens to have a fun summer, participating in the life of their community alongside their non-disabled peers.”
Community Living Mississauga and local Tim Hortons restaurants have a long-standing relationship. Twenty-five individuals supported by Community Living Mississauga currently work at 21 Tim Hortons restaurants across the city and Tim Hortons has twice received recognition as Employer of the Year from Community Living Mississauga’s Employment Resource Centre.