From a Tim Horton’s press release….
BUYING A CUP OF TIM HORTONS COFFEE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3RD CAN CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE
Every Penny From Coffee Sales On Camp Day, June 3rd Will Help Send Thousands Of Kids To Camp!
June 3, 2009- Dublin, OH – 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 ages 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 the camps 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 enriching 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, Pamela from Canadaigua, New York had this to say about her son’s camping experience: “I can’t thank you enough for giving my son the great gift of the Tatamagouche camp experience. It is a life enhancing experience he had that will always be remembered as a high point in his childhood. He misses camp very much, but has a newfound upbeat approach that is so nice to see. Thank you all for what you have done for my son and continue to do for so many children that would not otherwise have such a great opportunity. ”