Smile Cookie Campaign Raises $49,600 for the CTC Foundation!

Restaurant owners from CHATHAM, DRESDEN and WALLACEBURG donated 100% of proceeds from sales of Smile Cookies to the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent

CHATHAM, ONTARIO (November 1, 2022) – From September 19-25, Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign supported charities in communities across the country, including the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent – one of 550 Canadian charities, hospitals and community programs supported through the annual campaign.

During that week, local Tim Hortons owners, the Pritchard family and Mike and Paula Grail donated local proceeds from every Smile Cookie sale towards the CTC Foundation. Recently, they presented the CTC with a donation in the amount of $49,600.

New this year, Tim Horton’s invited over 40 volunteers from the community, including CTC staff and community members, to assist with baking and decorating Smile Cookies at Tim Horton’s locations in Chatham, Wallaceburg and Dresden. Over the course of the week, volunteers baked over 8,000 cookies to assist in bulking up the supply that could be sold to the public.

Not all services at the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent are covered by government funding. Programs like Social Work, Therapeutic Recreation Services and Music Therapy are all funded by the CTC Foundation. Funds raised from the Smile Cookie Campaign will go towards providing programing and therapy for children that attend the Centre.  The CTC served over 5,000 children in 2020, which equals to one in every five Chatham-Kent children.

Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital and has grown to become a major fundraising event at Tim Hortons restaurants.