Mississauga Tim Hortons restaurant owners and guests helped raised $160, 641 in support of Community Living Mississauga and the Mississauga Food Bank during this year’s Smile Cookie campaign with each organization receiving $80,321.

Over the past eight years, the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign has donated more than $730,000 to unfunded programs at Community Living Mississauga. These programs focus on supporting children, youth and teens who have an intellectual disability to participate in community-based recreational activities, summer camps and volunteer opportunities.

“We can’t express enough thanks to everyone at Tim Hortons as well as everyone who bought Smile Cookies.” said Keith Tansley, Executive Director at Community Living Mississauga. “As we begin reopening many of the unfunded programs which were put on hold over the past couple of years due to COVID, we are relying heavily on the funds raised by the Smile Cookie campaign to ensure children and youth are able to reconnect with their community.”

Tim Hortons restaurant owners and millions of generous Canadians raised more than $15 million for local charities across the country. The recipient charities for local proceeds for the annual Smile Cookie campaign are selected by the owners of the Tim Hortons restaurants in each participating city.

“This year’s campaign was a major success, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of so many loyal guests,” said David Hoey, Mississauga Tim Hortons Restaurant owner. “The Smile Cookie campaign is always special to our community because proceeds go directly to local organizations such as Community Living Mississauga and the Mississauga Food Bank.  So not only does the money raised go to a good cause– it stays within our local community. We couldn’t be happier!”

“Community Living Mississauga is very thankful to all of the Tim Hortons owners and is fortunate to have such a strong and long-standing relationship with so many of them,” explained Tansley. “This connection extends beyond just our fundraising events and also includes partnerships with our supported employment programs.”