Tim Horton’s restaurants have a treat in store for under-privileged youngsters over the holiday season. Around 14,000 children are expected to benefit from the Tim Horton’s Children Foundation scheme. Last year, the Foundation raised over $9.3 million.
Using the profit from the coffee sales made in one day, arrangements will be made to pay for a child to go on a camp (10 days during the summer and 7 days during winter). It is astonishing how far the coffee sales profits can go and how many children can benefit from this scheme.
The aim of these camps is to boost the confidence of these children and to nurture leadership skills although no doubt many new friends will be made along the way. The eligible children are between 9 and 12 years of age and the camps are scattered around Canada and Kentucky in the US.
The first of June 2011 is officially the Camp Day for fund-raising. Even if you are not a coffee-lover, you can still contribute by taking part in one of the money-raising events, such as games and face-painting or simply making a straightforward donation or contribution to the cause. Some of the Tim Hortons Restaurants have also organised for certain celebrities to drop in to attract customers and pour coffee, to raise awareness for the campaign. We wish Tim Horton and his team, plus all those who donate much luck and here’s hoping many children have extra-special holiday experiences as a result of the Foundation.