Buy a Cup of Coffee and Help Change a Child's Life
TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - Wednesday, June 3 is Tim Hortons Camp Day! Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons stores across Canada and the United States will be donated to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation.
On Camp Day, customers can buy a coffee and help send close to 14,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Campers aged nine to 12 years attend a 10 day summer camp session or a seven day winter camp session, at one of the Foundation's six camps. All children who attend camp are selected by Tim Hortons store owners who work closely with local youth organizations and schools to identify kids who would most benefit from an experience at camp.
"The success of Camp Day would not be possible without the support of our loyal customers and dedicated Tim Hortons Store Owners and their staff," says Bill Moir, President, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "By purchasing a cup of coffee on Camp Day you give kids who live in your community an experience to remember and inspire them for years to come."
During their stay at camp, kids participate in a wide range of first-class programs and activities designed to build self-confidence, self esteem and leadership skills. The Foundation is committed to providing an enriched and memorable experience for campers, giving them confidence in their abilities, pride in their accomplishments and a more positive view of the world and their place in it.
Following a camp session, Lorene from Calgary, Alberta had this to say about her son's camping experience: "Thank you for the wonderful experience that my son had with your camp. He will forever and always have fond memories of all the activities, the friends he made and the camp instructors as well as the beautiful camp location! Your camp was most definitely one of the best experiences he has ever participated in. He has been much more positive and seems to have shed many of the insecurities that he had pervious to camp. I believe that the Tim Horton Children's Foundation experience deserves much of the credit for the life and attitude changes that have enveloped him."
About the Tim Horton Children's Foundation ------------------------------------------
The Tim Horton Children's Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1974. Funding for the Foundation comes from Camp Day, fundraising activities, special events, year-round public donations collected through counter and drive-thru coin boxes and other donations. Since 1975 more than 120,000 children have attended a Foundation camp at no cost to them or their families. For more information about The Tim Horton Children's Foundation please visit www.timhortonchildrensfoundation.com.